Castro Confirms Ban on Cuban-American Artists

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The BBC was the first news outlet to erroneously report on a supposed "lifting" of the Castro regime's ban on Cuban-American artists, even though not a single song by Willy Chirino, Celia Cruz or Gloria Estefan had been played on Cuban radio.

Moreover, there had been no official confirmation that the Castro regime's ban had been lifted.

Regardless, the BBC ran with the story and other media outlets piggy-backed to further their narrative of Raul, the so-called "reformer."

Yet, yesterday, the national director of music at Castro's Institute of Cuban Radio and Television (ICRT) announced that artists, such as Celia Cruz, remain banned from Cuban radio for having been "allied with the enemy and attempted against our families."

The BBC should retract its story, as Castro's ban on Cuban-American artists is tragically alive and well.

More "reform" you can't believe in.