“We are not afraid. We want change, we do not want any more dictatorship.” In Cuba, thousands rally against government as economy struggles. Covid, the economy, and internet access. Here’s a look at three factors driving the protests.

+ “We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime.” Miami Herald: Biden says U.S. stands with Cuban people.