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History Of Cuba: From A Spanish Colony To Fidel Castro To The Present09:39
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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 decades, 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 segment aired on July 22, 2021.

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