On US punitive measures towards only certain human rights offenders

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“ Officials briefing journalists about the new policy were asked why human rights concerns had led to punitive measures in Cuba’s case but were not playing a role in the administration’s policy to other notable human rights offenders, like the Philippines and Saudi Arabia. One official said the difference was that Trump had specifically promised to take action on Cuba to a rally of the Cuban diaspora last year in Florida, a state which Trump won ”

Julian Borger, ‘Donald Trump to announce new restrictions on Cuba trade and travel’, The Guardian

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