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The protests in Cuba, explained

Cuba is seeing its largest protests in 30 years, and the government has shut down the internet to prevent the spread of information. Here's why thousands are taking to the streets... #SOSCuba #Cuba #CubaProtests

07/13/2021 1:31 PMupdated: 07/13/2021 1:33 PM

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  • Brito D.
    07/20/2021 15:35

    Fb: The reality in Cuba Please help us

  • Dan R.
    07/19/2021 18:55

    Praying for the people of I’m sure it’s too late for Fidel. He’s now probably in hell being informed he chose “poorly!”

  • Ty G.
    07/19/2021 18:21

    Lol if they didn’t have internet we wouldn’t know about it

  • Ardilla M.
    07/19/2021 16:04

    Censorship and lack of freedom, food, medicine and health care is the reason for the protests. They feel that they are being killed through hunger and lack of health care so if they get killed for protesting what's the difference, at least they are getting the attention they need!!!!

  • Deborah R.
    07/19/2021 14:57

    It won’t let me see the video.

  • Jasper C.
    07/19/2021 04:42

    Lift the US embargo

  • AdAm S.
    07/18/2021 15:11

    Why is this 'sensitive content', ?? Oh right, it makes coomies look terrible.

  • James P.
    07/18/2021 10:52

    We in the UK support you in Cuba, just wish there was something we could do to help you, but we also have a corrupt government who we are fighting for our freedom back. ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  • Tony P.
    07/17/2021 21:00

    We are with you Cuba! 🇨🇺 Freedom for our Cuba brothers. Support Cuba 🇨🇺 👇 https://joy.link/supportcuba

  • Michael M.
    07/17/2021 14:05

    Why the cubans blame america for their problems

  • Ozy M.
    07/17/2021 06:34

    Free Cuba..!!✌

  • Dave J.
    07/17/2021 04:42

    This has everything to do with communism, not covid.

  • Linne G.
    07/17/2021 00:49

    Food shortages and social crises was always brought by the Dictatorship not the pandemic. The pandemic is 62 years of communism. Para que tú sepas.

  • Jack B.
    07/16/2021 23:58

    Okay, I’m going to share my say in here because I have honestly never seen such twoddle in the comments section. First of all, for anyone claiming that “Cuba is committing genocide?” no a genocide is not happening in Cuba , and by the way , to use the word genocide in this manner is abhorrent and completely disingenuous, if you want to talk about genocide , look at the cultural genocide that’s happening in Xinjiang and the genocide that is happening in israel with Palestinians. Secondly , no the people there are not trying to free themselves from communism, would you like to know why I know this? It’s because even those who have been protesting with criticisms of the government , are still in support of both socialism and the Cuban revolution, they just feel they have very valid criticisms and concerns which need to be addressed. They have been EQUALLY (if not more so) vocal about wanting to see an end to the US blockade that is holding Cuba by the throat. The USA and certain people/groups in the UK want you to believe that this is a story of Good vs Evil, and that the poor people of Cuba want the USA to come in and play superhero once again, and that cannot be further from the truth. The USA do not care about the Cuban people , they just yearn for more power and control, Cuba has long been a thorn in the United States side since the 1950’s because they have constantly refused to play ball with them. If you refuse to understand that US imperialism is a key driving factor in this case, and that the US have vested interests in seeing Cuba fall? Then I have some snake oil to sell you. (Christ look at the bay of pigs invasion , look at the countless assassination attempts on Castro by the USA so that they could install a fascist puppet loyal to the USA) Also I find it rather interesting that people do very little research yet claim Cuba is absolutely hell on earth and the USA should rightfully be against it (when side note , they’re massive buddies with Saudi Arabia but I guess that isn’t important) , but my point is that if anyone actually did just a few minutes of research you would find that Cuba has managed to do some amazing things despite being victims of horrendous sanctions, things such as; having a lower infant mortality rate than the USA, having a higher literacy AND life expectancy rate than the USA, an unemployment rate of just 2.7 % ... oh and guess what ? I’m not done there, Cuba has been the first country in the world to eliminate mother to child transmission of syphilis and HIV , they were the first country to sign the discrimination against women convention and 53.2% of Cuban MP’s are women. Is this the “horrors of communism” that you are talking about? Look, Cuba is not a perfect place , I can’t think of anywhere that is , and as a communist myself , I’m not going to ignore the fact that just like anywhere in the world , Cuba has very valid problems that need to be addressed , and that’s exactly what these protests seem to be , they aren’t trying to be liberated from “the evils of socialism” , they just want to make a few slight changes. The only people who want Cuba to have a regime change is the US empire. But of course , let’s ask the people of Afghanistan, Haiti , Chile etc if they were better before or after America decided to play superheroes and bring “freedom and democracy”

  • Iv E.
    07/16/2021 20:42

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  • Ahmed M.
    07/16/2021 10:02

    you forgot to mention that US is deeply involved in this