Venezuela’s Maduro starts second term in isolation
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The Organization of American States voted not to recognize the legitimacy of Maduro's second, six-year term. Cuba, Bolivia and Georgia were among the few states to send delegates to the swearing-in ceremony.
18 Jul 2021
The demonstrators are angered by long food lines and the shortage of medicine during the coronavirus pandemic.
17 Jul 2021
Anger over high prices, long food lines and lack of vital medicines have sparked the biggest protests in Cuba in decades. DW has the overview.
14 Jul 2021
Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets in recent days in protest at food shortages and rising prices. The Cuban Interior Ministry said it "mourns the death" of Diubis Laurencio Tejeda.
17 Jul 2021
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel took some blame for the protests and the government announced easing customs measures after demonstrations rocked the country.
16 Jul 2021
Michelle Bachelet, the UN's top human rights official, urged Havana to free those who had been detained during the anti-government demonstrations. Cuba initially blamed the protests on social media and the United States.
25 Jul 2021
President Joe Biden vowed to go after those responsible for a crackdown on civil liberties on the island, targeting a Cuban official the US says "played an integral role" in the repression of recent protests.
1 Aug 2021
Russia dispatches over 88 tonnes of humanitarian aid to Cuba, according to the Russian defence ministry, following unprecedented street protests against the communist government in Havana.
31 Jul 2021
Cuba has accused the United States of encouraging such an attack through "calls for violence." Washington earlier urged Cuba to release detained protesters.
27 Jul 2021
Hundreds of Cuban Americans, political refugees and activists marched on the US capital Monday to protest against the Cuban government and its crackdown on anti-communist demonstrations earlier this month.
7 Aug 2021
The latest sanctions on Cubaꞌs interior police follow mass protests on the island that started on July 11. Cuban-American leaders met Biden at the White House Friday.
21 Aug 2021
Weeks after thousands of people took to the streets of Cuba to protest against the government, authorities have introduced laws restricting the use of social media and the internet.
26 Sep 2021
Cuban authorities launch a national campaign to vaccinate children aged two to 18 against Covid-19. With the Delta variant spreading across the island of 11.2 million, the country's health care system has been pushed to the brink, and the government says it will only gradually re-open schools for in-person instruction in October after the vaccination campaign among children is completed.
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