Rare anti-government protests in Cuba
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Rare anti-government protests in Cuba

Thousands took to the streets across Cuba on July 11, 2021, to join the biggest demonstrations against the communist government seen in the country in decades. The protests erupted as the Caribbean island faced its worst economic crisis since the break-up of its former ally the Soviet Union in the 1990s. A record surge in coronavirus infections has added to social dissatisfaction in Cuba. The country has been producing its own coronavirus vaccine and engaged in a mass vaccination campaign, but only 1.7 million of Cuba’s more than 11 million people have been immunised so far. Protesters also rallied against shortages of food, power and medicine as they called for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down.
 

13 Jul 2021 - 1:49PM