The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests

Source: Common Dreams
by Medea Benjamin & Leonardo Flores

“Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming weeks. They come on the heels of artists’ protests in Havana at the end of 2020, and have extended to many parts of the island. But their scale has been exaggerated by the Western press and by Cuban Americans who have been predicting, for 60 years, the imminent fall of the Cuban government. Media outlets like The New York Times wrote about ‘hundreds of Cubans’ while Reuters described them as thousands. In either case, Cuba has a population of 11 million people.” [editor’s note: And these Cubans are shouting for “libertad” (liberty), not protesting Covid rules as the NYT claims – SAT] (07/13/21)