#10 - What's happening in Cuba? | Curio

#10 - What's happening in Cuba?

20 mins | Jul 19, 2021

Today's episode from 20th July 2021. We start our Tuesday morning with a visit to Cuba, a country where protests are a rare sight but have recently seen large scale demonstrations on the streets of Havana. Then, later on, what can a three-year-old teach you about the value of talking to strangers? Cuban soldiers and police patrolled the streets of all major cities for several days in response to mass unrest around the country. Yet even if the powerful authorities manage to quell the fury of the protests, their scope suggests a significant threat to the government unlike any other in recent times. Anthony Faiola talks to protesters and regional experts to understand the complexities of these demonstrations, which could be the origins of a new era. The outgoing nature of Mark O’Connell’s three-year-old daughter has peaked during lockdown. Her desire to talk to new people has led to a lot of chit-chat with a varied cross-section of people. In this insight into the trials of an introverted parent, he reflects on how being constantly driven out of your comfort zone has been a surprisingly enriching experience. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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