The mother of one of four young American men killed by the Castro regime in 1996 is decrying new details of the secret shuttle diplomacy that preceded the Obama administration’s rapprochement with Cuba, which a top Obama official revealed this week.
Members of Congress are demanding more answers on how the State Department is responding to mysterious health incidents affecting U.S. diplomats in China that are medically consistent with those that took place against more than two dozen American workers in Cuba.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said a health attack on a U.S. government employee in China is medically “consistent” with those that took place against 25 U.S. diplomats in Cuba over the past two years.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) is calling on President Donald Trump to impose more severe economic sanctions against the Cuban government and to indict Raul Castro, the island nation’s former president who remains the top leader of the Cuba’s Communist Party.
The State Department on Thursday confirmed that another U.S. employee has experienced a mysterious health attack while working in Cuba, bringing the total number of U.S. personnel impacted to 25.
A Miami-based group opposed to the Castro government praised President Trump’s appointment of a new director of the U.S.-taxpayer-funded broadcasting operation directed at the Cuban people but wants the administration to impose additional restrictions on Havana.
U.S. officials are continuing to stress the “urgent need” for the Cuban government to identify the source of mysterious sonic attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana nearly a year after the State Department first publicly acknowledged they had occurred.
The latest American employee evacuated from a U.S. consulate in China after suffering from mysterious neurological symptoms is accusing State Department officials of failing to inform him and others about another employee’s similar health concerns until a month after the other staffer was evacuated.
Employees at the American consulate in Guanzhou, China have fallen ill and exhibited symptoms similar to those displayed by U.S. workers in Cuba, who in 2016 also heard strange noises.