The US government reduced the staff of its diplomatic headquarters on the island in 2017 after former President Donald Trump accused the dictatorship of being responsible for alleged attacks against accredited officials.
The United States Government took this Friday as "a first step" in strengthening its embassy in Cuba to expand its services on the island by allowing its diplomats to be accompanied by some relatives.
This was confirmed by a State Department official, who asked not to be named, who reported a change in status from diplomats stationed at the embassy in Havana to non-partisans.
President Biden has pledged to strengthen the staff of his embassy in Havana to ensure our ability to engage with civil society and to increase our consular services to Cuba in a timely manner. While at the same time we guarantee the safety of our diplomats in Cuba," this source told EFE.
"This is the first step in that process," he remarked.
The United States substantially reduced its embassy staff in Cuba in 2017 after thirty US diplomats suffered some mysterious "health incidents" whose motives have not yet been clarified.
Former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) then accused the Cuban regime of being responsible for what the US authorities described as "acoustic" or "sonic" attacks, which served as a pretext for the then president to break the diplomatic thaw with the island.
In late 2016, US diplomats deployed to Havana reported earache and other symptoms from a high-frequency sound, prompting Washington to withdraw half of its embassy staff and expel Cuban diplomats in retaliation.
An internal report released earlier this year revealed that Trump indicted Havana without evidence, and that a lack of coordination and coordination dominated the response to these alleged "attacks."
Two biologists evaluated a supposed recording of the noise. They assured that it coincides with that made by the short-tailed crickets of the Indies, which are found throughout the Caribbean.
The discomfort was not analyzed in the study by biologists, who did not rule out that diplomats suffered a sonic attack at another time.
Although Biden promised to return to the thaw with Cuba during his election campaign and reverse many of the sanctions imposed by former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), his calculations appear to have changed since he came to power in January this year.
In late July, the Treasury Department announced new sanctions against the Cuban government, the National Revolutionary Police (PNR) and two of its leaders, in the wake of the July 11 protests over their alleged anti-government protests. Caribbean country on the alleged role of.