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    #Cuba is grappling with its largest protests since the era of Fidel Castro. The demonstrations come as the country is facing its worst surge in #Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. But it’s the economic #crisis, and a shortage of food and medicine, that has drawn so many to the streets as the government blames the US for its economic sanctions.

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