US behind Cuban protests?
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Whodda thunk it?
the protests, which started on Sunday in the town of San Antonio de los Baños in the west of the island, were led and vocally supported by artists and musicians, particularly from its vibrant hip-hop scenen
The hip-hop scene in particular has long been a target for American agencies like the NED and USAID. Gaining popularity in the late 1990s, local rappers had a considerable impact on society, helping bring to the fore many previously under-discussed topics. The U.S. saw their biting critiques of racism as a wedge they could exploit, and attempted to recruit them into their ranks, although it is far from clear how far they got in this endeavor, as few in the rap community wanted to be part of such an operation.
The graphic below shows how much money various artists have received from the US government
July 17, 2021 at 11:50 AM #435462djean111Participant
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I also kinda think Biden/Dems have quite a little to-do list – Cuba, squash M4A, more wars, more aid to the rich, etc. Nothing for us, as usual, except the bad that comes down on us from their to-do list.
America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)
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July 17, 2021 at 4:01 PM #435478
July 17, 2021 at 7:53 PM #435500emmeParticipant
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The “protests” made me think the usual suspect was stirring up trouble, again. That being the good ole US of A. I am hoping the majority of Cubans won’t fall for it. Tough to see how anyone could look at the current state of the US, and think, yeah, we need that here.
July 17, 2021 at 8:00 PM #435503Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Especially anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. History speaks for itself on this one.
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July 17, 2021 at 9:27 PM #4355163fingerbrownParticipant
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The US doesn’t meddle in the affairs of other countries because the US believes in all nations sovereign rights. They must be thinking of Russia or China.
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