Relatives, colleagues say Cuba detains well-known dissidents ahead of protest event

December 31, 2014 4:13 PM

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Relatives, colleagues say Cuba detains well-known dissidents ahead of protest event

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban officials arrested at least three members of the political opposition Tuesday ahead of a protest art performance seen as the first major test of the government's tolerance for dissent since the declaration of detente with the U.S.

Expatriate artist Tania Bruguera returned to Cuba Friday with plans to set up an open microphone for any member of the public on the Plaza of the Revolution, a square overlooked by the president's office, military headquarters and huge portraits of revolutionary heroes Che Guevara and Camilo Cienfue...

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