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Trump Administration Designates Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

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Trump Administration Designates Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

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The Trump administration on Monday re-designated Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism and will impose new sanctions in the coming days. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the move in a statement on Monday, noting Cuba’s harboring of fugitives and its support for socialist Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro. The communist country was also flagged by the Department of State for “repeatedly providing support for acts of international terrorism in granting safe harbor to terrorists,” according to the statement. Among them is Joanne Chesimard, known as Assata Shakur, a former member of the Marxist Black Liberation Army who has been promoted by the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Chesimard, 73, was convicted and sentenced for being an accomplice of the first-degree murder of a New Jersey state trooper in the early 1970s before she was later broken out of prison years later. She later fled to Cuba. The …

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