Latin Grammy winner gets 9-year prison sentence in Cuba

A Cuban court has sentenced to prison terms two famous Cuban artists who participated in the composition and recording of “Patria y Vida”, the viral rap song that became the anthem of disgruntled Cubans banned by the regime Cuban communist and won two Latin Grammys last year.

Hip-hop singer Maykel Castillo and visual artist Luis Manuel Otero, who are leading members of a dissident movement defending civil rights on the communist island, have been found guilty of contempt and disturbance of the public order, among other charges, Cuba’s attorney general’s office announced on Friday.


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