#7: Sympathy for the devil? Rolling Stones’ Cuba concert a business deal with the Castros | Miami Herald

You probably read about the item, but under a different headline over the weekend: the “Historic— even “Epochal!” — Rolling Stones concert in Havana Friday night.




Hyperventilating reporters followed up by mentioning “historic changes” and “reforms” in Cuba, as proven by the very concert.

But the only historic changes in Cuba involve the Castro regime’s sources of income. When that income flowed from the Soviet Union, rock music was a potentially disruptive foreign influence that required no tolerance from the Stalinist authorities. In fact, these authorities felt obliged to round up and jail Cuban rock fans en masse.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article68716937.html#storylink=cpy

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