Cubans Take to the Streets
This episode contains strong language.
It was a surprise to many recently when protesters took to the streets in a small town near Havana to express their grievances with Cuba’s authoritarian government. Cubans do not protest in huge numbers.
Even more remarkable: The protests spread across the island.
Why are Cubans protesting, and what happens next?
Guest: Ernesto Londoño, the Brazil bureau chief for The New York Times, covering the southern cone of South America.
- Thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets in cities around their country to protest food and medicine shortages, in a remarkable eruption of discontent not seen in nearly 30 years.
- Security forces arrested dozens of protesters after a wave of demonstrations on Sunday. But dissidents expressed hope the protests would lead to lasting change.
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