Cuban artists are refusing to make propaganda for the island’s communist government.
In the wake of worsening economic conditions and suppression of civil liberties in Cuba, citizens took to the streets in protest of the nation’s regime. Many point to a song written by a group of native-born artists entitled “Patria Y Vida” — “Fatherland and Life” — as a spark for the protests.
On Twitter, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), a Cuban-American, noted that other artists are resigning from the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) — which, according to its website, exists to “combat all activity contrary to the principles of the Revolution.”
The big picture on #Cuba is that the regime is still alive,but it has been fatally wounded
An irreversible breach now exists between them & the people as evidenced by a growing list of prominent artists announcing they will no longer participate in government activities pic.twitter.com/KzZ3kPN78b
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2021
“The big picture on #Cuba is