The Cuban dissident movement is a political movement in Cuba whose aim is "to replace the current regime with a more democratic form of government". According to Human Rights Watch, the Cuban government represses nearly all forms of political dissent.
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... More than one million Cubans of all social classes have left the island to the United States, and to Spain, The U.K ... exit permit and substantial amount of money, most Cubans can never leave Cuban soil ... Dissidents are allowed to leave, but not to return ...
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