By Joan Frawley Desmond

Michael M. Santiago
A person holds up a Cuban flag as people gather July 14 in front of the United Nations in New York City ; those gathered were calling for help for Cuban protesters. The island-nation protest has been the largest anti-government protest in decades.

The Yale University history professor and award-winning author gives insights into the Cuban protests that sparked government crackdown and revived a U.S.-based debate over the causes of Cuba’s imploding economy.

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