US agency infiltrated Cuba’s hip-hop scene

December 11, 2014 3:02 PM

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For more than two years, a US agency secretly infiltrated Cuba's underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

The idea was to use Cuban musicians "to break the information blockade" and build a network of young people seeking "social change", documents show. But the operation was amateurish and profoundly unsuccessful.

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