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    Armed police are patrolling the streets of Havana after massive protests against the Cuban government over corruption, the handling of the pandemic and a worsening economic crisis. Emily Morris, a research associate at University College London’s Institute of the Americas tells The World frustrations have boiled over because the Cuban economy is “in serious trouble”.

    she joins me now from london.

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    Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba is a country comprising the island of Cuba, as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

    Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. The country was a point of contention during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a nuclear war nearly broke out during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.

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