Analysis: Playing with fire

We are approaching the first anniversary of the July 11 protests, which had a profound impact on the entire power structure in Cuba, as well as its domestic and international legitimacy.

The causes of these events are being debated to this day, producing two opposing interpretations: One is two see it as a spontaneous social outburst driven by the acute economic-social crisis, and the persistent reluctance by part of the leadership to undertake a profound reform of a system that has been inoperative for decades. The other way is to interpret it as an outburst orchestrated and financed from the United States — “the fault,” as it has always been, “lies with imperialism.”

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