Cubans are showing frustration and courage as mass protests break out in cities and towns across the Caribbean nation.
NBC reporter: “Citizens [are] calling for the end of the decades-old communist dictatorship; protesting the island’s dire economic conditions, food shortages and the slow pace of COVID-19 vaccinations.”
Protesters Sunday criticized the socialist government but also honored the Blessed Mother. Despite communist rule, the Catholic Church has been able to coexist and maintain some influence in the past few decades. Two popes have visited Cuba since the Castro regime took power. John Paul II’s visit in 1998 was sadly overshadowed in the media by the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. …