The figures for Spain and Italy, the first Country Email List European countries most affected, were continually questioned and revised to achieve a certain credibility. Taking these two variables into account, it is worth investigating the consequences that covid-19 can have in a political scenario in which both are combined: a tight control of information Country Email List and a political role of the Armed Forces. In Latin America, Cuba is the country that best meets these characteristics. It should be noted that the numbers of the disease on the island have not skyrocketed. According to official data from the Ministry of Public Health, by the end of July there were Country Email List 2,588 confirmed cases, 169 admitted with suspicion, 2,351 recovered patients and 87 deaths.
This article explores the handling of Country Email List information by the Cuban government in the face of the pandemic and the role assumed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR). The main question that encourages this reflection is whether the Country Email List impact of covid-19 can strengthen the government thanks to its information monopoly and the popularity that the FAR still have or if, on the contrary, the cracks in health, plus Country Email List shortages and decrease in remittances and tourism, can exhaust the patience of the Cuban people and spark a citizen protest.
In order to present a scenario as close to reality as Country Email List possible, we conducted a survey of Cuban men and women living on the island. Of the 27 emailed surveys, 15 respondents responded to our questions; among them are independent Country Email List journalists, social activists, independent artists, young self-employed people, young tweeters, university professors, retired and active military personnel, and diplomats. This small group represents Country Email List Cuban men and women between the ages of 23 and 65, nine men and six women, both those who actively oppose the government and those who support it from official positions.