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493 views • July 15, 2021

Pitbull Posts Emotional Plea for Help for Cubans; 2020 Saw 29% Rise in Overdose Deaths: CDC

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Rapper Mr. Worldwide sent out an impassioned plea, calling for help for Cuban protesters. He said in a video post online, “They’re losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up everyday and appreciate, which is freedom." He added “This is about freedom and it’s about human rights.” This comes as the communist Cuban regime shuts down internet services amid mass civilian uprising. Following the widespread protests, police are cracking down. According to Cuba's Ministry of Interior, one person died during clashes with police on Monday. Over a hundred Cubans are either arrested or missing. Cuba's president meanwhile said the protestors were the violent ones and that government security forces are not committing human rights abuses. Drug overdose deaths rose nearly 30% last year, reaching nearly 95,000. That’s the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a single year. Experts point to multiple factors behind it. Many experts blame the pandemic's stay-at-home orders for the record numbers. The director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse calls the deaths chilling. She said the pandemic "created a devastating collision of health crises in America.” And a recovered drug addict Arman Maddela said his relapse started with alcohol after he lost his job and was stuck at home all the time from lockdowns. And he’s not surprised by the increase in overdose deaths. And July 15th marks one year since a 17-year-old was behind a massive Twitter hack that compromised the accounts of 130 of the biggest names in the world, and scammed over $100,000 in bitcoin. The hack last year raised a number of issues: namely how a global social media platform with over 330 million monthly users could be easily hacked. And as for government involvement in twitter, the platform released its transparency report Wednesday. In it, Twitter said verified accounts of nearly 200 journalists and news outlets on its platform faced over 350 legal demands from governments to remove content in the second half of 2020. That's a 26% increase from the first half of the year. Tune into Deep Dive as we explore these topics and more. -- Subscribe to our newsletter👉 : https://newsletter.ntd.com/ Support our work👉: https://donorbox.org/deep-dive -- Follow us on Parler: https://parler.com/profile/DeepDiveTiffany Gab: https://gab.com/deepdivetiffany Contact us: DeepDiveTiffany@gmail.com
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