The protests in Cuba on 11 and 12 July, which the media consider unprecedented, are the largest in Cuba since 1994. Lucia Argüellová interviewed Tania Bruguera, a Cuban performance artist detained by the Cuban government for her protest activities on several occasions in the last years. In this #Forum2000online Chat, Bruguera assesses the role of the pandemic, social media, and Cuba's socio-economic development during the protests.
In this interview, you will learn that:
Protests were sparked by political and social demands in combination with grave shortages.
Cuba took its own path in developing the vaccine for covid.
Social media play an increasingly important role in Cuban protests.
The government responded with repressions and strict internet regulations.
Cubans are not allowed to bring medicine from abroad.
Protesters were shocked by the brutality of the dictatorship even towards minors.
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