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Protests Rock Cuba

July 13, 2021

Episode Notes:

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Cuba to protest economic conditions on the island, food shortages, and the government’s response to the pandemic. The demonstrations are remarkable in a country where any dissent is illegal under the communist government.

Dr. Lillian Guerra — a professor of Cuban and Caribbean history at the University of Florida and author of Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 — joins the Warcast to discuss the latest from Cuba.

[00:53] Why are Cubans are protesting?
[03:04] What are the key things to understand about the protests?
[07:14] Have there been protests like this before in Cuban history or is what we’re seeing something pretty new and radical?
[09:14] What are some of the key developments you’ll be paying attention to in the next few days to signal whether these protests turn into something bigger or might die out?

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