Cuba is going through a tough time right now dealing with the virus and the repressive regime that is in power.
Thankfully, the White House announced that Joe Biden had a meeting with Gloria Estefan, her husband Emilio Estefan, and Andy Garcia to discuss the protests that are happening in Cuba.
This is going to make such a huge difference, isn't it? Of course not, and I hope you could sense my sarcasm there.
There were several other lobbyists, business leaders, and a playwright on the Zoom call as well, but still nobody who really is important to helping Cuba.
Interestingly, the Zoom call did not feature any human rights groups in Cuba, Cuban-American senators, and political prisoners from Cuba who now live in the United States, only friendly familiar faces to make your heart swoon.
The White House released a statement saying that they are closely monitoring the situation that is going on in Cuba. They also said that what is going on is a top priority for the Biden Administration. Gloria Estefan stated that she supported the protesters in Cuba. She also wants America to condemn the violent actions of Cuban leaders.
The White House just released a "readout" on a "listening session" with Cuban American leaders. The WH did not identify who was part of the ZOOM meeting but @CBSMiami has learned the names include Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Andy Garcia, Luis Lauredo, and Carlos Saladrigas. 1/x pic.twitter.com/weJrIEBfhO
— Jim DeFede (@DeFede) July 20, 2021
The Biden Administration has been accused of failing to address the real concerns of the Cubans. They stated that ȻOVID concerns were what sparked the protests. After Biden was criticized for several days, he finally talked about the real issue and admitted that the citizens of Cuba were being repressed.
Nevertheless, you still have some idiots like Nikole Hannah-Jones who is the creator of the 1619 Project who praised Cuba for being so inclusive and equal.
“Cuba has the least inequality between black and white people of any place really in the hemisphere,” she said. “I mean the Caribbean — most of the Caribbean, it’s hard to count because the white population in a lot of those countries is very, very small, they’re countries run by black folks, but in places that are truly at least biracial countries, Cuba actually has the least inequality, and that’s largely due to socialism, which I’m sure no one wants to hear.”
People act like racial equality trumps everything else when it doesn't. That doesn't mean that it's not important, it's just not the most important thing. But yeah...look where that socialism has gotten them now.