MIAMI, FL - Today, Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-28) issued the following statement after thousands of Cubans took to the streets to protest the Castro dictatorship:

“On July 11, 2021, thousands of Cubans took to the streets demanding freedom,” said Rep. Gimenez. “Today, on March 17, thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets again to protest the murderous Castro dictatorship and demand freedom, power, and food. In response, the regime shut down the internet to prevent protesters from organizing and mobilized its secret police to brutalize and jail the opposition. Today, over 1,000 brave men and women are being jailed unjustly for exercising their basic Human Rights. After sixty four years of tyranny, the Cuban people want to be free. I’m calling on the Biden Administration to do the right thing and provide the island of Cuba with satellite internet to stop the repression of the dictatorial regime.



Congressman Carlos Gimenez is the only Cuban-born Member of Congress, having fled the island with his family shortly after the communist takeover. He represents Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. He is the Chairman of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security and serves on the Armed Services Committee, and the Select Committee on China.