RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The U.S. government doubled down on its hardline policy and sanctions on Cuba after historic protests on the communist-ruled island last month, and announced that it will seek to support the protesters.
Many Latin American and Caribbean nations, a region marked by U.S.-backed coups during the Cold War and which has been shifting toward the left in recent years, are calling for the opposite policy.
U.S. President Joe Biden referred to Cuba as a "failed state" after protests on July 11 and 12 over the economic crisis and restrictions on freedoms . . .