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Cuban newspaper: Raul Castro met the Cuban president despite his retirement from political life

The Cuban newspaper "Granma" said that former President Raul Castro, who retired last April, and retired from political life, met with the current Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel, to analyze the situation in light of the historical protests in the country against the government.

The newspaper indicated on its website that during the meeting, the provocations orchestrated by elements hostile to the Cuban revolution, which were organized and financed by the United States of America with the aim of destabilizing the country, were analyzed.

The newspaper said that despite his retirement, Castro attended a meeting of the Politburo of the Communist Party Central Committee, and the 14 members of the Politburo addressed "the exemplary response of the people to the call of Comrade Diaz-Canel to defend the revolution in the streets, which made it possible to thwart sabotage acts."

Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on Sunday across the country to protest the economic crisis that has exacerbated food and medicine shortages, with chants of "we are hungry", "freedom" and "down with the dictatorship".

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has blamed social media for fueling discontent in Cuba, so Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and a number of other social networking sites have been blocked to prevent the protesters from communicating and calm the situation in Cuba.

The Mexican newspaper "El Financiero" indicated that Cuba has blocked access to some social media sites, while dozens of protesters are still in detention and the opposition authorities are cracking down in the wake of the largest mass demonstrations in years.

Private internet monitoring firm NetBlocks said social media sites were partially disrupted on the tightly controlled communist island.

He wrote on Twitter that the Cuban government "will not turn the other cheek to those who attack us online but in the real world." "We will avoid revolutionary violence, but we will suppress counter-revolutionary violence."