Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday to protest the government’s mishandling of the pandemic and continued problems with power blackouts and food shortages. And, along with the assassination of Haiti’s president this week, the country faces an uptick in gang violence. Also, dozens of Chinese feminist social media channels have been abruptly deactivated recently, triggering anger and fear. And, Super Mario 64 still holds nostalgic value. An unopened cartridge of the classic game just sold at auction for a record-setting $1.5 million.
Top of The World: Thousands of protesters took to the streets on Sunday in several cities across Cuba in largest-scale demonstrations. And, Haitian police officials announced the arrest of Christian Emmanuel Sanon over the weekend as a key suspect in the killing of President Jovenel Moïse. Also, British police have opened investigations into the racist abuse of three Black players who missed penalty kicks during the final shoot-out between England and Italy for the European Championship final.
Brazil outpaced the United States last year to become the largest soy-producing country in the world. Record exports are again expected this year. But, mass soy production is wreaking havoc on traditional farming methods.
Several months ago, Bangladeshi radio personality R. J. Apu, who grew up reading the comics throughout the 1990s — and whose actual name is Zahidul Haque Apu — created cover art that shows Tintin in various cities across the country.
Lillian Guerra, who writes extensively on the politics of Cuba, has been following the protests from her home in Gainesville, Florida. She joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about the significance of protests over the weekend.
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