"We refer to these incidents as 'unexplained health incidents' or 'UHIs,'" a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek, noting that the U.S. "has made no determination about the cause of these incidents or whether they constitute an attack of some kind by a foreign actor."
"We are considering all available avenues to responsibly transfer detainees and, of course, close Guantanamo Bay," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said.
"Ida is expected to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it approaches the northern Gulf coast on Sunday," the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.
"The U.S. government has been sending money to people in Cuba for a long time. It has been making payments to agents and sympathizers for decades," Cuban FINCIMEX General Manager Yamil Hernández González told Newsweek.
The GOP congresswoman argued it is "wrong" to keep the Trump supporters who attacked the U.S. Capitol in prison.
Tropical Depression Fred recently became the sixth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which was previously forecasted to be an above-average season.
"The recent US sanctions against Cuba...demonstrate to the world the typical US-style double standard and bullyism," the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
As the Cuban government engages in a brutal crackdown to stamp out the embers of protest, including arrests and mass trials with swift convictions, the regime change that many Cuban-Americans pray for many not come soon. But a rift between BLM and Cuban-Americans is likely to continue.
"Cuban-Americans are hurting. They are hurting because their loved ones are suffering, and it's quite frankly intolerable," Biden said on Friday.
The White House meeting comes three weeks after thousands of Cubans protested in the streets of Havana against government policies and more.
Two Molotov cocktails hit the Cuban embassy, which caused a fire late on Monday, but no one was injured during the incident.
Protesters were focused on demands for liberty in Cuba, calling for the administration to support Cuban freedom through pressure from the Biden administration.
Stone is not alone in his belief that Trump should speak in Miami, which would represent a shocking departure from the norm of U.S. presidential politics and send shockwaves from Cuba to the White House.
About 20 of the former president's supporters and anti-vaccination proponents arrived as the first lady was addressing a school in Hawaii.
"The U.S. should first and foremost examine its own human rights issues, instead of wielding the big stick of sanctions, grossly interfering in other's internal affairs and creating division or confrontation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
Boaters said they would not enter Cuban territory in an effort to avoid escalation and potential consequences.
"There are thousands of people in the crowd and some just come up to you and say can I take a picture," Acevedo said.
From communism and socialism, to AOC and Black Lives Matter, the coverage amplified on Spanish-language radio, TV, and platforms like WhatsApp is problematic for Democrats.
"We've made clear over the last week that addressing this moment was a priority for the administration and for President Biden," Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez said U.S. President Joe Biden should apply sanctions "to himself for acts of everyday repression and police brutality that cost 1,021 lives in 2020."
The White House said sanctions were placed Thursday on the regime "for their role in facilitating the repression of peaceful, pro-democratic protests in Cuba."
"It is important for the international community to speak up in support of the Cuban people," a State Department spokesperson told Newsweek.
"We are going to focus on applying hard-hitting sanctions on regime officials responsible for the brutal crackdown," State Department official Julie Chung said.
"[Cuban refugees] have a hundred-times stronger case for political persecution leaving a communist dictatorship than the other migrants who are coming across the border," Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Fox News.
"China stands for upholding the international order based on international law, defending international fairness and justice, and opposing unilateral coercive measures in military, political, economic or other means," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.
"Following this transfer today there are 39 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, 10 are eligible for transfer, 17 are eligible for periodic review boards, 10 are involved in the military commission process, and two detainees have been convicted," a senior administration official said.
North Korea has, like Mexico, thrown its support behind Cuba's government after recent protests in Havana.