Caribbean countries are often portrayed as chilled out and laid-back. Picture Jamaica and no doubt some of you think of cricket, reggae, lazy days on the beach and a “no problem” attitude to life – not something you would currently attribute to the people of Cuba. 

The people of this beautiful island – to adopt another well-worn cliche – appear to be full of latin fire. Many of them are fed up with the country’s authoritarian and brutal communist government. A lot of their anger is directed at its chronic mismanagement of the economy. Rising prices and food shortages have meant many have taken to the streets to voice their anger and frustration with Miguel Díaz-Canel – Cuba’s President.