Published On: Mon, Jul 19th, 2021
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Cuban Artist Blasts BLM: ‘All Black Lives Matter, Except Cuban Black Lives’on July 19, 2021 at 12:06 pm

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A Cuban artist has accused the Black Lives Matter movement of disregarding Cuban black lives, after the organization put out a statement blaming the U.S. government’s “cruel and inhumane” economic embargo for the current unrest in Cuba. “For #blacklivesmatters all black lives matter, except Cuban black lives,” wrote Havana-based producer and director José Luis Aparicio Ferrera on Facebook. The Marxist-inspired organization has faced strong criticism since posting a statement on July 14 in response to protests that have erupted in multiple cities across Cuba, where demonstrators have called for freedom and an end to the communist regime. Black Lives Matter in its statement also praised the communist regime for its “solidarity” by granting asylum to “black revolutionaries.” It came in response to demonstrations that erupted nationwide on July 11 amid widespread shortages of basic goods and demands for political rights. The regime admitted some shortcomings last week but mostly blamed the protests on U.S.-financed “counter-revolutionaries” exploiting economic …

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