Yuma residents share their thoughts and feelings about the uprising in Cuba Cuba

Protests in Cuba hit nearby Yuma families – News 11’s Arlette Yousif reports

YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – A shortage of food, medicines, and COVID-19 vaccines sparked ongoing protests and violence in Cuba. Now some Yumans are concerned about their family back home on the island.

The native Cuban Vivian Blevins says she is sad about the events in her place of birth.

“I speak to the people in Yuma and to everyone in general. It is supposed to create awareness of what is happening in Cuba. What can happen there can happen here,” says Blevins.

Blevins left Cuba at the age of 10 but remembers the desperate conditions. She and other locals of Cuban descent come together to speak about the urgent need for resources in the poor country.

On Wednesday in the early edition of News 11, Arlette Yousif spoke to another Yuman who wanted to draw attention to the conditions in Cuba.

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