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After a year of mass protests, Cubans face Stark choice: ‘Prison or exile’

The action has had an impact on the protest movement, rejecting any hope of meaningful social change. Still, the flame that lit last July may not have been completely extinguished, said Javier Corrales, a professor of political science at Amherst College.

“The same forces that inspired the protests are still there,” Mr Corrales said. “Once these roundups are over and you’re back to a little bit of business as usual, people can go back to the same frame of mind that they might feel like they’re not…

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