Forced labor designation for Cuban doctors highlights rift over sanctions


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The Biden administration formally accused Cuba of profiting from forced labor on Monday, two months after President Biden signed a spending bill that requires the State Department to impose sanctions on third-country officials who hire Cuban work brigades. That determination sets up a clash between Cuba hawks in Congress who want it to immediately translate to sanctions against third parties — including key U.S. allies — and the State Department, which views Havana as the main culprit. ‘Just wimping out’ “Now, when there’s some actual teeth on this aspect of human trafficking, for some reason, the Department of State and...