Protests over the past 24 hours in Cuba have worried Moscow, and the first fears have surfaced that Russia is likely to lose the strategic island for the future deployment of air defence systems, ships, and aircraft.
There are currently protests in Cuba. According to the Russian embassy in Havana, these protests are linked to living standards, the growing Kovid-19 epidemic, and its complications. The emergence of political slogans is already beginning to speak more clearly that the intervention of foreign forces is possible as a reason for these protests. Arrests are being made by both police and Cuban intelligence. Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has appealed to the country’s communists, who he says should also take to the streets and oppose “this vandalism,” he said.
Cuba has blamed a US "policy of economic suffocation" for unprecedented protests against the country's communist government, as Washington pointed the finger at "decades of repression" in the one-party state.
The longtime foes traded barbs a day after thousands of Cubans took to the streets chanting: "Down with the dictatorship" in protests dispersed by police who arrested dozens.
The anti-government rallies erupted spontaneously in several cities as the country endures its worst economic crisis in 30 years, with chronic shortages of electricity, food and medicine and a recent worsening of the coronavirus epidemic.
The only authorised gatherings in Cuba are usually events of the ruling Communist Party, but according to the data journalism site Inventario, a total of 40 demons...
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting on reducing gun violence, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, July 12, 2021, in Washington.
President Joe Biden on Monday called protests in Cuba “remarkable" and a “clarion call for freedom,” praising thousands of Cubans who took the streets to protest food shortages and high prices amid the coronavirus crisis — one of the island's biggest antigovernment demonstrations in recent memory.
“The Cuban people are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime. I don’t think we’ve seen anything like this protest in a long long time, if, quite frankly, ever,” Biden said in a brief exchange with reporters at the start of a meeting with mayors and law enforcement officials to discuss gun violence in the U.S.
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