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U.S. imposes Magnitsky sanctions against Cuban officials over protest crackdown

The Biden administration on Thursday imposed new sanctions against Cuban officials allegedly responsible for human rights abuses during the government's crackdown on island-wide protests earlier this month.

Why it matters: The sanctions make up Biden's first significant policy response to the unrest in Cuba over widespread food and medicine shortages. The announcement came amid calls from Congress and Cuban Americans to increase pressure on the Communist government in support of the protesters.

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