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Cuba's Elites Have Failed Their Country

Posted On: Oct 26, 2021   |   Posted By: The New Republic

When the protests against the Cuban government broke out across the island on July 11, one of President Miguel Díaz-Canel's first reactions was to refer to the behavior of the protesters as “totalmente vulgar, indecente, delincuente”. Though he would later backpedal and take a conciliatory tone, this elitist dismissal of the people in the streets was telling. It points to the divisions within Cuba-specifically those related to class, race, and region-and the ways the government has for decades prioritized tourism over the needs of its citizens, driving forces of anti-government sentiment that the international media has largely overlooked. The Spanish word vulgar also has racialized connotations of lowbrow culture and a lack of education- historically , it was used to denigrate Afro-Cuban cultural practices, like rumba. Díaz-Canel's statement also echoed the terms used to refer to the “Marielitos”-the 125,000 Cubans who fled to the United States from the Cuban port...

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