Cuba that took many observers and Country Email List even the authorities themselves by surprise surprise. But if these events should not have taken anyone by surprise, it was precisely that leadership that for months has been denouncing Country Email List that a "soft coup" or a "color revolution" designed by the eternal US enemy was in the making. Perhaps due to surprise, the initial government reaction was marked by a pernicious tendency to respond preferentially with repressive tools and with the repetition ad infinitum of a communication strategy Country Email List whose ineffectiveness seems increasingly evident.
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But this case is different. Cuba is a Third Country Email List World country and there was a liberating national revolution in it after years of neo-colonial oppression. That revolution radicalized itself in a sharp confrontation with US imperialism, which it was able to resist in a series of episodes. In that process, it adopted a socialist model that offered broad Country Email List popular benefits, at least in its first three decades, thanks to its alliance with the Soviet Union. Thus, an image of ungovernability and violence was left that objectively harms the Cuban government Country Email List and that will be difficult to erase even in a favorable scenario that does not appear on the horizon.