The Ulgy Truth
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The Ulgy Truth

Both President Trump and Biden have expanded the illegal US sanctions on Cuba

A comprehensive report by Oxfam details the impact of the US sanctions on Cuba. It highlights difficulties in obtaining basic medical supplies such as syringes, masks, ventilators, medicines as well as the raw materials needed to produce vaccines, medicines, and sanitary hygiene products. Shortages of food and other basic products affect the most vulnerable in Cuba and the tightening of the sanctions has increased inequalities in Cuba. Even collaboration between Cuban and American scientists has been blocked by the US sanctions. President Obama and others have recognised that the sanctions against Cuba were ineffective. Unfortunately, both President Trump and Biden have expanded the sanctions. American health professionals have called for the lifting of sanctions on Cuba. The impact of the sanctions has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. And that's the ugly truth. https://bmjpaedsopen.bmj.com/content/5/1/e001350

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