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Cuban protests find youth allies in Miami

August 11, 2021


Since July 11, 2021, thousands of Cubans have taken to the streets to protest the failing economy, food shortages and growing number of COVID-19 cases on the island. Fueled by social media, the protests also gained support and solidarity in Miami’s Little Havana, where young people have also taken to the streets. 

Five Facts

  • Who makes up the majority of protests in Miami?
  • What are Cubans protesting against, and who is supporting them? 
  • What is different about today’s generation of protesters compared to the previous generation?
  • When did the protests in Cuba begin? 
  • Why is the internet restricted in Cuba, according to this piece?

Focus Questions

What effect do you think the Miami solidarity protests are having on protesters in Cuba? What does this imply about international relationships? 

Media literacy: How would you describe the range of Cubans contacted for this piece? Does the piece do a good job exploring the scale of support of the protests within Cuba itself?

For More

Check out this history of dictatorship in Cuba.

This Daily News Lesson was written by EXTRA intern Jacqueline Kim and EXTRA’s Victoria Pasquantonio. Kim is a junior at Amherst College.

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