MIAMI – Gov. Ron DeSantis and U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar took part in a roundtable about the uprising in Cuba on Tuesday afternoon.
A news conference was held after the leaders met.
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Gimenez and Salazar are both Cuban-American freshman members of Congress representing South Florida.
Other officials and Cuban American civil society representatives were in attendance.
Thousands of Cuban Americans have gathered in South Florida over the past two days in support of Cubans who joined street marches against high prices, food shortages and COVID-19 conditions on the island. Such unsanctioned protests are extremely rare, and Cuban police have been out in force to control them.
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UPDATE: 🇨🇺 @GovRonDeSantis met w: leaders of the cuban exile community, congressmen & senators re: Cuba. @WPLGLocal10— Andrew Perez (@AndrewPerezWPLG) July 13, 2021
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