After a series of rare anti-government protests in Cuba, Latino Rebels Radio speaks with Professor Michael Bustamante on what’s missing in the narrative and what to look out for as the story continues to develop. Bustamante is an Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Florida International University in Miami and the author of “Cuban Memory Wars: Retrospective Politics in Revolution and Exile.”
Featured image: People protest in front of the Capitol in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, July 11, 2021. Hundreds of demonstrators went out to the streets in several cities in Cuba to protest against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs, amid the new coronavirus crisis. (AP Photo/Ramón Espinosa)
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Cuba was being rightfully praised for he way that it was working on COVID, Prof. Bustamante? If you believe the regime’s self-serving propaganda, yes it did a lot for COVID. But is the Cuban regime credible? The regime didn’t even provide people with masks. They were telling people how to turn underwears into masks and the regime did nothing to stop serpentine rationing lines. As for he Cuban COVID vaccine, only about 5% of the population has gotten vaccinated! And as for the interviewer, Oscar Fernandez, he keeps on questioning the motive of the protestors. Really? Is it that hard to figure out? People were shouting, “LIBERTAD” and “¡Diaz-Canel Singao!”
Sorry, as one who is in communication with people in Cuba and many sources of information on Cuba. It is interesting that Biden promised a relaxation of the sanctions and this “protests” take place. It was relatively small, and violent in the midst of peaceful elements. Look at the research on the socialmedia the role of the National Endowment for Democracy and the “disappeared.” Which are not dissapeared. Cuba is not Colombia.
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