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19 Jul, 2021 06:28

Bolivian political analyst: US embargo main reason for Cuba’s hardships! (E1032)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Diego Von Vacano, a Bolivian political analyst. He discusses the protests in Cuba over a lack of Covid-19 vaccines, medical supplies and shortages in goods, the causes of Cuba’s hardships and why the US economic blockade is the largest cause, mainstream media focus on anti-revolution Cubans in Miami, many of whom are descendants of those that benefited from the US-backed Batista regime, the chances of US intervention in Cuba and Bolivia, Bolivia’s approach to accepting foreign investment, the country’s turn to green energy, and much more!

Finally, we speak to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation’s chief economist, Maximo Torero. He discusses the large increase in chronically undernourished people around the world, how coronavirus lockdown-fuelled economic recessions have reduced incomes dramatically and fuelled the food security crisis, the role of climate change and conflicts in exacerbating world hunger, why the FAO 2021 report doesn’t focus as much on hunger and poverty in Western countries, Cuba’s successful elimination of hunger before the pandemic, and much more!

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