South Asia and Beyond

Rare Street Protests Against Cuban Govt

Public protests against the government in Communist Cuba are rare but people are now taking to the streets to vent their frustration and anger over the state of the economy, tardy pace of Covid-19 vaccination and what they call government apathy. President Miguel Diaz-Canel has blamed the United States for the unrest and called upon supporters to confront provocations. Cuba has been reeling under power blackouts and crippling shortages of food and medicines. The government blames it on U.S. sanctions and the pandemic that has severely impacted tourism.

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