President Biden and other international leaders are being urged by Bella Thorne to help ease the suffering of Cuba’s inhabitants after a 10% tax on food purchases went into effect.
Early this month, Cuba made the tax announcement. Small and medium-sized businesses of the food industry in the retail sector are specifically targeted by this programme.
The half-Cuban actress and singer, 24, was discouraged by the decision. She voiced her displeasure with the economic hardships Cubans are experiencing and urged Vice President Biden to lead the effort to aid those who would be most impacted.
She said, “I oppose the new tax on food sales by the anti-democratic Cuban regime because it amplifies the serious suffering of the people of Cuba.”
“It’s a heartless move that deeply saddens me and motivates me to want to do even more to fight to bring democracy to Cuba. I hold the tyrannical thugs in power accountable for this decision and the wave of brutal suffering it will inflict on the Cuban people who only want to be free like you and I are as Americans.”
Cuba’s “brutal corrupt dictatorship” has been in place for more than 60 years, Thorne pointed out. During the interview, she pushed Biden to “think about what it would be like as Americans to live six decades where you can’t share your thoughts or decide who represents you politically.”
“The dictatorship controls everything in Cuba, including media and access to the internet,” Bella Thorne continued. “President Biden can work to give more tools to access the internet to Cubans so they can prevent the Cuban government from suppressing activist messages on social media.”
She said, “President Biden can work to give more tools to access the internet to Cubans so they can prevent the Cuban government from suppressing activist messages on social media.”
Thorne cited the use of Psiphon, which she described as a “free open-source internet censorship circumvention app, so Cubans can communicate with one another to fight internet censorship by sophisticated firewalls.”
She said that the nation is in the midst of its greatest economic crisis in decades, as well as an outbreak of coronavirus. It is critical that the tax be implemented at this time.
“There is no respect for human rights in Cuba,” she said.
According to sources, the new tax will have the greatest impact on low-income families. Bella Thorne says her “fight for freedom [for Cuba] hits deep in my heart.”
Thorne conveyed to the Cuban people: “My heart goes out to you, and the raw suffering you are continuing to experience. As Americans, just know we care about freedom and we join with you because you deserve to be free. One day the Cuban regime will fall, so don’t lose hope. You will see a day where your desire for freedom like we have in America will come to you.”