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Historic Protests in Cuba and the Crackdown on Free Expression, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, July 20, 2021   [open pdf - 10MB]

This is the July 20, 2021 hearing on "Historic Protests in Cuba and the Crackdown on Free Expression," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Albio Sires: "What we have witnessed over the last week in Cuba is nothing short of historic. Cubans have taken to the streets by the thousands to call for freedom and democracy. They have been clear in demanding an end to the dictatorship. It is important to remember that public gatherings are totally prohibited in Cuba. So, every individual who has joined these demonstrations has put their lives on the line. They have decided that it is worth--it is worth it to risk jail time, beatings, torture, and even death if it means that Cuban people might finally have the chance to be free." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Jose Miguel Vivanco and Rosa Marıa Paya Acevedo.

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Serial No. 117-62
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2022
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Public Domain
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