Anti-government protests in Cuba

July 12, 2021

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Anti-government protesters march in Havana, Cuba, Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Anti-government protesters march in Havana, Cuba, July 11, 2021. As Cubans facing the country's worst economic crisis in decades took to the streets in droves over the weekend into July 12, 2021, authorities blocked social media sites in an apparent effort to stop the flow of information into, out of and within the beleaguered nation. 

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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.

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Protests across Cuba over food shortages, high prices

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.