Media Release: Cuban Protests Are Product of U.S. Embargo

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Professor Robert Buzzanco.  Text at 713.269.1508, or email at buzzanco@yahoo.com
Robert Buzzanco is a professor of U.S. foreign policy at the University of Houston and has extensive media experience, and currently co-hosts the Green and Red Podcast, which discusses politics and history.
He has studied U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba for decades and has written extensively on the U.S. role in Cuba and on foreign policy generally.  He has written specifically about the Cuban role in supporting liberation movements abroad, and has taught classes and lectured publicly on the U.S. embargo toward Cuba and its policies in the Caribbean and Latin America generally.  He has also traveled to Cuba and met with Cuban professors and everyday people.

Buzzanco points out that “despite the claims of the NY Times and other media, and politicians, that these recent protests reflect a widespread condemnation of the Cuban government by the people, they are in fact the continued product of a brutal 60-year embargo and Miami-based intervention into the Cuban economy and political system.  Cuba is poor and the loss of tourism due to COVID has worsened an economy already damaged by the embargo.  Yet Cuba still has a sustainable agricultural system, a healthcare system that is the gold standard for the Third World, and a globally-recognized education system.”
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Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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