Miami Embraces Cuba Protests: ‘I Never Thought That This Day Would Come’

By Patricia Mazzei, New York Times


MIAMI — The moment that Cuban exiles in Florida have so fervently ached for over the past six decades did not come when the Soviet Union fell in 1991 or when Fidel Castro died in 2016. It arrived, to their surprise, last Sunday, when Cubans on the island rushed the streets to denounce a Communist government that has left them oppressed, sick and hungry.


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Cuban Americans protest for freedom in Cuba.
Thousands marched in solidarity with Cuban protesters in Hialeah, Fla., on Thursday. Credit...Maria Alejandra Cardona for The New York Times