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A rap and reggaeton hit by a group of well-known Cuban musicians has deeply angered the communist-run government.
The song, which has been viewed more than four million times on YouTube, blasts the dire economic situation on the island.
The title ‘Patria y Vida’ or ‘Fatherland and Life’ plays on one of Fidel Castro’s favourite revolutionary slogans “Fatherland or Death”.
Havana has described the artists as mercenaries and released its own pro-revolutionary song in response, albeit with limited success.
Produced by Will Grant, Colm O’Molloy and Greg Brosnan.BBC News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Cuba
Since 1965, the state has been governed by the Communist Party of Cuba. The country was a point of contention during the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States, and a nuclear war nearly broke out during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Culturally, Cuba is considered part of Latin America.