Unprecedented protests are on the rise in Cuba over shortages of food and medicine. Covid might finally do what sanctions didn’t.
[Ed. Note: Call it ‘sanction failure’ if you want to, but I’d like to think we’ve been proudly overthrowing the Castro regime since 1959.]
by Mike ‘Mish’ Shedlock
The WSJ notes Protests Grow Against the Communist Regime
Cuban citizens have taken to the streets across the country for the first time in more than six decades to protest against deteriorating living conditions and the lack of basic goods and services, including medical attention amid increasing numbers of coronavirus infections.
The protests, with thousands of people calling for an end to the 62-year-old communist regime, began Sunday in the western city of San Antonio de los Baños, later spreading to more than 40 cities and towns including the capital Havana. President Miguel Díaz-Canel responded by calling on supporters to take back the streets from the protesters and deploying security forces across the country.