U.S. sponsored artists' program in Cuba but denies it was secret

December 11, 2014 11:35 PM

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The U.S. government acknowledged that it was behind a program to support local musical artists in Cuba but denied that the project was covert, according to an investigation published Thursday in the U.S. press.

The project sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development allegedly was intended to promote the work of hip-hop artists and rappers critical of the island's communist government and to clandestinely push for political changes by recruiting groups like Los Aldeanos, a hip-hop band fed up...

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