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Why has Cuba exploded in protests? It goes beyond the U.S. embargo and the pandemic

Posted on AllSides July 15th, 2021
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Although she did not take part in the historic protests that rocked the entire island of Cuba on Sunday, Caridad Montes, 50, says she understands why they took place.

“It’s very simple," said Montes, a Havana resident. "They are tired of the hardships and want changes for the better."

Cuba has been grappling with acute shortages of food and medicine throughout the pandemic. People make lines for blocks to buy whatever they can find at stores. Inflation and blackouts during the tropical summer heat have aggravated the situation.

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