A Year After Cuba’s Uprising, the Aftershocks Continue

By Julio Antonio Fernández Estrada

The government has failed to address the discontent that drove the demonstrations of July 2021.

The world has viewed Cuba with less lenience since July 11, 2021. The repression of spontaneous demonstrations on that day and the next was shocking. Military and Interior Ministry forces, as well as undercover agents, violently confronted the masses of people who marched through the streets of dozens of cities and towns across the island. The order, given by President Miguel Díaz-Canel on national television, transformed the popular marches into battlefields. A man from Güinera, a neighborhood of Havana, was killed by police, hundreds of protestors were detained and prosecuted,...

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