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War on Cuba Ep. 3

Episode 3 is an inside look on Cuba’s healthcare program and medical brigades. It throughout the world, ranging from contradictory accusations of being victims of exploitation or as evil beings who victimize foreign citizens. We talk to doctors who served in Brazil, Bolivia and Italy, and of course the ones who held it down in Cuba during COVID-19, to gain insight on the truth of the matter at hand.

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War on Cuba Ep. 2

Episode 2 starts off with Cuba in lockdown because of Covid-19, which has closed public transportation & has caused people to have to walk or bike to the places they need to be; this then transitions to how this has been the norm for some while because of the the impact of the US-imposed “oil blockade” on Cuba; it builds upon the last episode to show even more ways that Cubans are finding alternatives to scarcities caused by US sanctions. 

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War on Cuba Ep. 1

In the first episode of the 3-part documentary series, Cuban journalist Liz Oliva Fernández shows us the daily impact of US sanctions on the Cuban people, particularly on basic necessities and medications that were needed during the Covid-19 andemic. It begins to piece together the nature of the embargo, detailing an arduous, chaotic 5 years since Obama’s reopening of US-Cuba relations to Trump’s rollback; Liz connects the dots between Trump’s stance on Cuba and the political interests driving them, ultimately revealing the international implications that Americans hold at their ballot boxes which Cubans have no say in.

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