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Anti-government demos in Havana are not evidence that socialism doesn’t work - they’re caused by crippling US sanctions

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There are widespread reports of anti-government protests in Cuba. Aggravated by Covid-19 and the country's struggling economic situation, some people took to the streets calling for an end to the island’s communist regime. This has, unsurprisingly, provoked an outpouring of support from the western mainstream media and all the usual suspects in the US, not least from the foaming anti-communist Cuban diaspora in Miami, perfectly encapsulated by the likes of Marco Rubio, the Republican senator.

It would surprise few that in coverage of these protests, we’re seeing all the usual rhetoric, the stellar claim that the “people of Cuba want democracy and freedom” etc. Of course, the authorities in Havana have immediately blamed the United States and the CIA for fomenting the situation, and promoting a “colour revolution”.

US State Department and its officials, involved to their necks in promoting social and political instability in #Cuba, should avoid expressing hypocritical concern for a situation they have been betting on. Cuba is and will continue to be a peaceful country, contrary to the US

In all fairness, we're yet to see any evidence of that, but on the other hand one would be completely foolish in ignoring the long history of US political coercion and interference towards the island. Washington has had it in for the socialist state since the day it came into existence in 1959.

Those who detest the regime in Cuba point to its impoverished economic situation, of course, to........

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