Protests against a Communist Regime (07.15.21)

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This week we’re going to be talking about the recent demonstrations throughout Cuba. Many there have been protesting the Communist government. At the same time, many in our country are increasingly viewing Communism/Socialism favorably. What does the Bible have to say that would influence how we view all of this? That is what we’ll discuss in this episode.

Cuba Sees Biggest Protests for Decades as Pandemic Adds to Woes

“Chanting ‘freedom’ and calling for President Miguel Diaz-Canel to step down, thousands of Cubans joined street protests from Havana to Santiago on Sunday in the biggest anti-government demonstrations on the Communist-run island in decades.”

“The Caribbean island nation of 11 million inhabitants where public dissident is usually restricted has seen a growing number of protests over the past year although nothing on this scale or simultaneously in so many cities.

“The anti-government demonstrations were the largest since the summer of 1994, said Michael Bustamante, an assistant professor of Latin American history at Florida International University.

“‘Only now, they weren’t limited to the capital; they didn’t even start there, it seems,’ he said.

“Sunday’s demonstrations broke out at around midday in San Antonio de los Banos municipality in Artemisa Province, bordering Havana. Video on social media showed hundreds of residents chanting anti-government slogans and demanding everything from coronavirus vaccines to an end of daily blackouts.

“‘I just walked through town looking to buy some food and there were lots of people there, some with signs, protesting,’ resident Claris Ramirez said by phone. ‘They are protesting blackouts, that there is no medicine.’

“President Diaz-Canel visited the town, later saying in his broadcast remarks: ‘We are calling on all the revolutionaries in the country, all the Communists, to hit the streets wherever there is an effort to produce these provocations.’” (Reuters)

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