There was an interesting new opinion piece on Cuba by the Editorial Board of the Washington Post that is much recommended. Take a look at this excerpt:
The island has seen months of protest. Last November, the government cracked down on the activities of an artists’ collective, the San Isidro Movement, whose members dared to speak out against the arrest of one of their own.
Then in February, a protest anthem created by a collaboration between musicians on the island and in Miami went viral. “Patria y Vida,” or Homeland and Life, a play on Fidel Castro’s famous cry of “Patria o Muerte,” is fiercely critical of the regime. “No more lies, my people ask for freedom, no more doctrines” the lyrics declare, to a chorus of “it’s over.”
The video has 4.2 million views on YouTube and was being distributed on flash drives on the island. It was met with a barrage of attacks by Cuban state media. It struck a chord.
Read the full article here. Also, visit the main Democracy Chronicles section on World Democracy or our articles on Worldwide Corruption.
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