Shifting tides of power in Cuba? Group submits petition calling for removal of culture minister

Minister Alonso was captured on video physically confronting demonstrators on January 27th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a new indication of shifting tides of power in Cuba, more than 9,000 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of the country’s minister of culture, Alpidio Alonso.

The Cuban activist group 27N submitted a legal request for Alonso’s removal to the National Assembly of People’s Power on February 3 on behalf of nearly 1,300 artists, intellectuals, and activists. Alonso was captured on video physically confronting protestors at the gates of the Ministry of Culture during a peaceful demonstration on January 27th calling for the release . . .

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