Colombia under fire for backing Cuba protests while stifling dissent at home

Posted by on July 20, 2021 5:00 am
Categories: Global Stories

Government calls for freedom of expression in Cuba as police mount brutal response to local activists

Colombia’s government has been accused of hypocrisy after calling for solidarity with protesters in Cuba even as it cracks down harshly on mass demonstrations against economic inequity and human rights abuses.

Colombia is bracing for another round of anti-poverty demonstrations and unrest, with large marches planned for Tuesday 20 July, Colombia’s independence day, after taking a monthlong hiatus during a surge in Covid-19 cases.

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