US attempt to infiltrate Cuban hip-hop is not unprecedented

December 11, 2014 9:30 PM

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When it comes to espionage, virtually anything can be weaponized. That's a lesson the U.S. government has learned well, as evidenced by one agency's recent efforts to subvert the Cuban state through the power of hip-hop.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) spent over two years covertly nudging Cuba's hip-hop movement to undermine the nation's communist ruling party, according to an exclusive report from the Associated Press. Contractors working for USAID cultivated local rappers as assets,...

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