Cuban protestors on the right side of history

In a striking assemblage of unity against the dictatorship, Cubans have woken up.

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July 14, 2021 - 9:23 AM

Hundreds of people participate in a rally in support of freedom in Cuba at the Cuban Memorial at Miami's Tamiami Park, Tuesday. (TNS/MICHAEL LAUGHLIN)

For the first time in 62 years of dictatorship, Cubans are, indeed, no longer afraid.

And thousands showed the world Sunday that they’re willing to risk their lives to protest, speak up, and stand up to “president” Miguel Diaz-Canel’s brutal brand of post-Castro Communist dictatorship.

Diaz-Canel’s reign since Raúl Castro installed him as president in 2019 has been characterized by unrelenting repression against writers, rappers and other artists, mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic and failure to deliver on the most basic needs.

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