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US looks at remittances, larger embassy in Cuba after protests

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Washington (AFP) – The United States said Tuesday it was looking to expand its embassy staff in Cuba and studying ways to let Cuban-Americans bypass the government in sending back money following unprecedented demonstrations. If carried out, the moves would be the first significant policy shifts on Cuba under President Joe Biden, who has vowed solidarity with protesters who rallied last week amid the island’s worst economic crisis in decades. The State Department said it was looking at reinforcing staff at the embassy in Havana, which was established as part of former president Barack Obama’s …

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