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Cubans worry about inflation explosion after government austerity measures

Cuban government officials announced a new package of austerity measures, which includes massive hikes for transportation fares, as well as fuel, electricity and natural gas, and further restrictions on businesses. The new plan will go into effect on Feb. 1. 

Group of people gather outside a church for a prayers

Cuban Americans make plea to Biden administration for help on immigration limbo

Three women on stage gesticulating, one with blackface pounding her chest

A Miami theater group has a change of heart over blackface

Artist’s Choice: Susanna Moore

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Ry Cooder and Manuel Galban

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Los Carpinteros

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The artists in the Cuba-based collective ‘Los Carpinteros’ connect with their country through their abstract art. Produced by Tania Ketenjian.

Raperos Delight

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In Cuba, the communist regime has set up the Cuban Rap Agency — which is exactly what it sounds like. The state chooses which hip hop musicians become stars and pays their salaries. Shana Bromberg met up with one certified Cuban rap producer at his studio outside Havana, where he discussed the strangely familiar plight […]

Tania Leon

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The elements of music – melody, rhythm, harmony and so on – are so related they’re almost inseparable. But Cuban-born composer Tania Leon is a rhythm-minded sort. She explains to Sara Fishko that she gets rhythm; and not just one rhythm, many rhythms.

Cuban Organ

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Music journalist Gianluca Tramontana took a bumpy, 8-hour bus ride from Havana to the remote eastern province of Granma —- the heart of Cuba’s sugarcane country — to find an extraordinary relic: a hand-cranked mechanical organ that is still the life of the party.

Key West Reconnects With Its Cuban Roots

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The Scene: MiamiFrom the WLRN Newsroom and reporter Nancy Klingener
Sandra Ramos has never wanted to emigrate from Cuba, but in her more than four decades on the island, she has se…