The Cuban government says rappers and other artists targeted by a clandestine U-S program were “victims.”
Responding to an Associated Press investigation, Havana says the artists were unknowingly swept into an effort to spark an anti-government youth movement.
The U-S Agency for International Development program drew in rappers Los Aldeanos and other Cuban musicians.
The hip-hop operation was conceived by one of the group’s largest contractors, Creative Associates International, using a team of Serbian music promoters.
The collection of USAID missions, which cost millions, ultimately failed miserably.
Cuban Vice-Minister of Culture Fernando Rojas denounced the plot as treachery.
(The Associated Press)
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