Gaspar Estrada estimates that "the street has become a space for dialogue and even political confrontation."

Gaspar Estrada estimates that “the street has become a space for dialogue and even political confrontation.”

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Gaspar Estrada, Executive Director of the Political Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, is the guest of 23 Hours at France Info, Tuesday 13 July.

Since Sunday, July 11, there have been demonstrations in Cuba against the regime. “The mobile internet service was cut off. These protests continue at a slower rate than last Sunday.”, notes Gaspar Estrada, Executive Director of the Political Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean, guest on 23 Hours of Franceinfo, Tuesday, July 13.

How do we explain this social movement? “There is a backlog of factors. First of all, the pandemic that has hit this island so hard. There are also the consequences of this US embargo, and the economic measures that were reinforced under Donald Trump that were not lifted by the Biden administration. Finally, there are economic reforms It was implemented by the government of Miguel Diaz-Canel at the beginning of this year and has led to a decrease in the purchasing power of Cubans, with the devaluation of the Cuban peso.Executive Director of the Policy Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Can the Cuban government be overthrown? “I don’t think so immediately. Not in the short term. Simply because at the moment the government has a real social base. The great newness of this mobilization is that the street has become a space. Dialogue or even political confrontation, while until now it was the preserve of the Cuban Communist Party”, concludes Gaspard Estrada.

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