The world this week - Politics
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets all over Cuba. They have a long list of complaints, from the communist dictatorship's inept handling of covid-19 to empty supermarket shelves and power cuts. Miguel Diaz-Canel, the president, decried the protests, the largest sign of popular revolt in six decades, and deployed riot police. Nearly 150 people have gone missing. Many of these are thought to have been arrested.
It remained unclear who was behind the murder last week of Jovenel Moise, the president of Haiti. The national chief of police declared that a Haitian doctor who lives in Florida plotted the attack. More than a dozen former Colombian soldiers said to have been involved in the plot were paraded on Haitian television. Conspiracy theories abound, involving senior Haitian politicians. A power vacuum has been created; three men are vying for the top job.
In South Africa scores of people were killed and hundreds of shops, factories and warehouses burnt in riots instigated by allies of Jacob Zuma, a former president who was jailed for refusing to appear before a commission investigating corruption during his term in office. The government has sent in the army to stop the worst violence since the end of apartheid in 1994.
With the country mired in an economic crisis, two of Lebanon's main power plants shut down, taking the entire national grid offline and leaving most Lebanese without electricity. The power plants unexpectedly found that their fuel supply had been cut off.
At least 92 people died when a covid-19 ward caught fire at a hospital in Iraq. It is the second such incident in three months.
1.take to the street 走上街头（游行，抗议）
Women themselves have taken to the streets to raise the problem.
Unfortunately for history, the provisional government of Russia was downright inept.
3.It remains unclear 仍不清楚...
It remains unclear at this point what sparked the blaze.
4.be jailed for 因...入狱
This week Bill Cosby, once America's highest-paid actor, was jailed for being a sexually violent predator.