August 1994 protest in Cuba

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The August 1994 uprising or Maleconazo uprising was a protest against government policies in Cuba. It occurred on August 5, 1994.[1]

Hundreds of Cubans took to streets in Havana, some chanting "Libertad!" (Spanish for "freedom!"). The police eventually dispersed them.[2]


This uprising against the deprivations of the “special period” saw thousands take to the streets of Havana chanting “Libertad!” However, the country's security forces were able to disperse the demonstrators after a few hours, and nothing more came of the protests.


  1. ^ Cuban Resistance Day- 15th Anniversary of the August 5th, 1994 Maleconazo Freedom Uprising Archived October 29, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Carl Gershman and Orlando Gutierrez. "Can Cuba Change?" (PDF). Journal of Democracy January 2009. 20 (1). 

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