Historic Protests Break Out Across Cuba After Months of Shortages, Cuban-Americans March in Miami to Show Support

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Historic protests broke out across Cuba on Sunday, some of the largest that the island nation has seen since the Castro regime seized power in the 1950s. The protests come after months of shortages of food, medicine, and other necessities, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, but many of the signs and slogans chanted by the protesters — “¡Libertad!” (“Freedom!”) — also expressed long-running opposition to the oppression of Cuba’s communist regime.

In the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Florida, home to many Cuban-Americans, hundreds marched to show solidarity with the protesters in Cuba, joined by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, and other local elected
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