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Rep. Jim McGovern Criticizes Biden's Cuba Policy As Protests On The Island Continue15:25
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Government supporters shout slogans as anti-government protesters march in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of demonstrators went out to the streets in several cities in Cuba to protest against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs. (Ismael Francisco/AP Photo)
Government supporters shout slogans as anti-government protesters march in Havana, Cuba. Hundreds of demonstrators went out to the streets in several cities in Cuba to protest against ongoing food shortages and high prices of foodstuffs. (Ismael Francisco/AP Photo)

Activists rallied in Copley Square Tuesday night to support the thousands taking to the streets 1,500 miles away, in Cuba.

Massachusetts is home to a small but mighty Cuban population — the 13th largest in the country — and many stand in solidarity, as family members and loved ones protest the lack of food and medical supplies on the island.

We hear from WBUR's Simón Ríos, who covered the protest. We also speak with Massachusetts Congressman Jim McGovern, who traveled to Cuba with President Obama in 2016, and is now calling on President Biden to "immediately reverse" Trump-era policies and embargoes.

This segment aired on July 14, 2021.

Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.

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Simón Rios Twitter Reporter
Simón Ríos is an award-winning bilingual reporter in WBUR's newsroom.

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Walter Wuthmann Twitter Associate Producer
Walter Wuthmann is an associate producer in WBUR's newsroom.

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