Cuba’s complicated coronavirus success story

July 28, 2020

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A young child is shown wearing a face mask and a blue outfit and riding a small bicycle with training wheels.

A woman accompanies a child on a bicycle — and both wear protective face masks as a precaution amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Havana, July 3, 2020.


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Cuban officials haven’t reported any new COVID-19 deaths for two weeks. At the same time — and not unlike in the US — Cuba is also seeing a grassroots movement to combat police brutality, which is more complicated amid the coronavirus. And, earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said social media companies are immoral and unfit for the Turkish nation. Now, Turkey’s Parliament has taken up legislation to crack down on the tech companies. Plus, an online project, Window Swap, lets you toggle through views out windows all around the world, from Egypt to Greece to Australia.

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