Eva Mendes: "We want freedom for Cuba"

The actress of Cuban descent shared a video showing reasons why the people of Cuba took to the streets in the 11J protests to demand political change.

Protestas en Cuba 11 julio 2021 / Eva Mendes © Marcos Évora / Instagram de la artista
Protests in Cuba July 11, 2021 / Eva Mendes Photo © Marcos Évora / Instagram of the artist

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American actressEva Mendes, daughter of Cuban immigrants, asked for freedom for Cuba through her social networks.

Mendes shared on his profile on the social network Instagram a brief message accompanied by a video that shows the reasons why Cubans demand political change on the island.

In the audiovisual, a group of young people appears expressing why they believe that the world should support the people of Cuba in their fight to overthrow the current government and establish a full democracy.

Among the arguments they put forward are the lack of economic freedom, control of the media, lack of medicines, increasing poverty, fear of visiting relatives and being detained without being able to leave the country again, and the internal blockade of the State that suffocates the people.

Mendes, the only one of her four siblings who was born in the United States, proudly displays her Cuban origins and has taken a position against the Cuban government on several occasions.Miguel Diaz-Canel and the Castros.

Last weekjoined the #SOSCuba campaign and shared a comment of solidarity with the Cubans who participated in the massive protests on the island.

On that occasion, in addition, he repliedmessage from Cuban singer Camila Cabello, who in his networks warned about the crisis in Cuba and asked for collaboration to disseminate and raise awareness about what is happening on the island.

"COVID deaths are increasing rapidly due to a lack of medicines, resources, basic needs and even food (...) Our brave people took to the streets to protest this humanitarian crisis. The people of Cuba urgently need our help" Cabello said.

In May MendesShe proudly boasted of her roots on Instagram declaring herself "Cuban", with a black and white photo in which he appears in profile with a very tropical look.

In 2018 the actress presented asummer clothing collection in your online store. Two white T-shirts, casual in style, stood out. One of them with the word Miami, hometown of the Hollywood star.

The second garment she wore had a sign dedicated to the land of her parents, it said:“Long live Cuba Libre”.

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Gretchen Sanchez

Branded Content Writer at CiberCuba. Doctor in Sciences from the University of Alicante and Graduate in Sociocultural Studies.

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