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Sep 22 2021

Food, Health, and Medical Shortages: Latin American Unrest and Conditions Exacerbated by COVID-19

September 22, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


IL 60607



blue map of cuba with a paper texture in the back. the title is in white above the photo

Presented by Latinx Law Student Association as part of UIC’s Latinx Heritage Month

This summer, Cuba saw many of its citizens take to the streets and demonstrate their frustrations with a lack of food, health, and medical assistance. In Cuba, many of these issues trickled down and continued to flare as a result of past dictatorships. Besides many of these crises being handed down by issues with previous and current regimes, many of these unbearable conditions have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the attempt to speak out and protest has led to arbitrary arrests and police use of excessive force.

Panelists: Katerine Ricardo, Iralis Escalante Guerrero, and Judge Alicia Suarez Reyes

Zoom Link: Meeting ID: 315 567 1922



Date posted

Sep 21, 2021

Date updated

Oct 6, 2021