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History Of Cuba: From A Spanish Colony To Fidel Castro To The Present

A Cuban flag is seen during a recent protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images)
A Cuban flag is seen during a recent protest showing support for Cubans demonstrating against their government. (Eva Marie Uzcategui/AFP via Getty Images)

With Cuba going through its largest protests against the government in half a decade, it’s important to contextualize this recent movement in the island nation’s long history of resistance and revolt.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Michael Bustamante, assistant professor of Latin American history at Florida International University, to get a primer on Cuban history.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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