Analysis: The looming showdown

By Domingo Amuchastegui

Cuban exile groups in Miami, together with figures of the “paid opposition” on the island are getting ready to measure forces with the Cuban government on Nov. 15. They are talking about a national strike and peaceful marches. Their expectations are to refashion the protests of July 11 and create a climate of confrontation aimed at precipitating the collapse of the government. The government refused to grant the permits requested, arguing the objective of the organizers is clearly destabilization.

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