Cuba Cracks Down on Protests Amid Worst Economic Crisis in Decades
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José de Córdoba 38 mins ago
Cuba’s Communist government intensified its crackdown against demonstrators and activists on Monday, deploying security forces across the country and arresting at least 80 people, many of whose whereabouts are unknown, activists said.
Well-known dissidents and civil-rights activists are among those arrested by Cuban authorities.
They included visual artist Luis Manuel Otero, poet Amaury Pacheco and José Daniel Ferrer, the leader of Cuba’s most important opposition group, human-rights organizations and dissident groups said.
On Monday, President Biden expressed support for the demonstrators.
“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” Mr. Biden said.
July 12, 2021 at 8:20 PM #434683sadoldgirlParticipant
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How typical for MSN! MoA just had an interesting article
about this. The Guardian showed a picture of a large crowd
claiming it to be from the protesters. When caught and proven
wrong (picture showed government supporters for the revolution),
they changed the description.
Well, Joe, if you care for the Cuban people lift the sanctions!
It’s an easy way to help them.
July 12, 2021 at 8:35 PM #434689
July 13, 2021 at 2:48 AM #434787Jan BoehmermanModerator
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How would it be if the United States were viewed by the rest of the world as causing economic misery with their sanctions directed against other countries ……..and everybody knew it?
July 13, 2021 at 7:43 AM #434817
July 13, 2021 at 6:35 AM #434809eridaniParticipant
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Havana, July 11 (Prensa Latina) Cubans came out to march in Havana in support of the Government and the revolution after President Miguel Diaz-Canel addressed the nation in a radio television hook-up, calling on the people to defend the country’s streets in the face of intensified destabilization and subversion actions.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez shared through his Twitter account a video showing citizens in the Centro Habana municipality marching with Cuban flags and chanting in support of the Government and in rejection of the destabilizing incidents that took place this Sunday in some localities.
‘The people are mobilizing in the face of imperialism’s campaign against Cuba’, wrote the Foreign Minister, adding that international solidarity and Cubans living abroad are organizing support for the island.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel, in a televised appearance, summoned all revolutionaries to take to the streets in defense of the Revolution, wherever there is an attempt to generate disorder, and to confront them with decision and firmness. The president himself went this Sunday, together with other leaders of the Communist Party of Cuba and the Government, to the town of San Antonio de los Baños, south of Havana, where a group of people, encouraged by media campaigns from the US, gathered in the town main square.
Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction
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