The Economist | 9/3/2009 12:00:00 AM
If music be the food of love...
Sept 03--Arguments for, and against, a Colombian rock star playing in Havana
Older Cuban-Americans, los históricos as they call themselves, who left Cuba in the immediate aftermath of the 1959 revolution led by Fidel Castro, vehemently oppose the concert. They argue that it is just the latest attempt by the Cuban regime to manipulate public opinion. Traditionally, these older exiles have exercised all the political clout in Miami. But younger ones are pushing back, especially when it comes to the arts. A recent poll by the Cuba Study Group, a Cuban-American business association based in Washington, DC, found that while 62% of Cuban-Americans aged 65 and over oppose the concert, only 25% of those aged 34 and under do.
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