Today is Monday, July 12 and these are the main news of the day:
1.- The protests in Cuba began on Sunday in San Antonio de los Baños, in Artemisa, where thousands of residents peacefully walked about three miles to protest against the regime demanding freedom. This triggered a chain reaction throughout the island, including Havana, where similar demonstrations and fierce repression by police and plainclothes officers were recorded.
2.- Meanwhile, in Miami, hundreds of Cubans expressed support for the protesters on the island and demanded that the police forces not repress the people. The demonstrations were joined by the mayor of the county, Daniella Levine Cava, and the mayor of Miami, Francis Suárez. The government in Washington declared itself concerned.
3.- There are many reports of arrests and police brutality in Cuba, including the repressive force par excellence of the regime. The so-called black berets, trained in martial arts and other techniques, were mobilized to San Antonio de los Baños, before a visit from the ruler Miguel Díaz Canel.
4.- A photographer for the AP agency was also a victim of brutal police repression in Cuba. Ramón Espinosa was injured in the face while covering the protests. Apparently he was attacked by police officers who were trying to control one of the numerous protests that shook Cuba this Sunday.
5.- Numerous artists joined the people of Cuba and expressed their solidarity in messages, videos and publications on social networks. Among them were Don Omar, Julieta Venegas, Emilio Estefan, Ozuna, Alejandro Sanz and Ricardo Montaner, who called for democracy on the island.