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12 Jul 2021

Cuba protests: Thousands take part in biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades

News Correspondent

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Cuba to protest against the desperate economic crisis, in the country’s biggest demonstrations for decades. Severe shortages and soaring prices have been made even worse by the pandemic, and by the longstanding US trade embargo.
But crowds on this scale have not been seen since Fidel Castro took power in 1959. The Castro family dominated Cuba’s leadership until earlier this year, when Raul Castro stepped down as head of the Communist Party.