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Hernán Alberro

July 11th, 2021, will be remembered as a pivotal day in the fight against Communism. On this day, thousands of Cubans took to the streets in an unprecedented demonstration that echoed across nearly every corner of the island. With speakers blaring the song “Patria y Vida” (“Homeland and Life”)—a direct challenge to the Cuban regime’s motto, “Homeland or Death”—many Cubans demonstrated for the first time in their lives.

Hernán Alberro, Program Manager for VOC’s Latin American Studies Program, writes on the Cuban and Russian alliance and the danger of a new Cuban missile crisis.