Cuban hip-hop musicians were targeted by USAID (Agency for International Development) to create a youth movement to rebel against the government.[i] A Serbian contractor, Rajko Bozic, was paid to recruit Cuban musicians to challenge the government. Millions of dollars were paid to a contractor called Creative Associates International, whose work also included a failed plan to create a Cuban Twitter to provide communication for a planned uprising. The government figured out the plot and the main hip-hop group targeted by the contractors, Los Aldeanos, moved to Florida.
[i] Desmond Butler, Michael Weissenstein, Laura Wides-Munos and Andrea Rodriquea, US Co-Opted Cuba’s Hip-Hop Scence to Spark Change, AP The Big Story, December 11, 2014.