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Country Reports

Unrest in Cuba: Causes, Developments, Perspectives

by Hans-Hartwig Blomeier, Ilse Reyes, Laura Philipps
The latest massive protests in Cuba show a population that, in light of the precarious situation endured for decades and which has only worsened in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic, is now boldly taking to the streets and manifesting their discontent and despair. Recent access to the internet and other technologies have been a catalyst for change in the Cuban society and are now playing a key role in mobilizing large segments of the population in these unprecedented demonstrations.
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