US Tries to Infiltrate Cuban Hip-Hop

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.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ce2a878ea7a941fb93fe718ee6d46e9e/us-co-opted-cubas-hip-hop-scene-spark-change

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