Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Rapper given "injection of fear"

Aldo Rodriguez Baquero. Source of photo: Telerama

Silvio Rodriguez helped free rapper Aldo Rodriguez Baquero after he was detained Monday for the peculiar crime of "illegal possession of a computer," blogger Yoani Sanchez says.
I've always seen Rodriguez as a pro-revolution entertainer, so it's interesting he would help an anti-establishment rapper. But maybe this was camaraderie among musicians.
Sanchez suspects that Cuban authorities detained the rapper to frighten him. She wrote:
...Maybe they're administering an injection of fear... But that doesn't work like it did before.
Cuban authorities face a difficult fight. The more they persecute rappers and other members of the counterculture, the more notoriety and support these anti-establishment figures gain.

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