Posts Tagged Government and politics

Seth Rogen thanks Sony exec at film premiere

Actor Seth Rogen, center, director Evan Goldberg, left, and producer James Weaver attend the premiere of the feature film "The Interview" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seth Rogen kicked off the premiere of his comedy “The Interview” by thanking Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal for having the courage “to make this movie.”

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US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

In this April 23, 2010 photo, members of Los Aldeanos, Aldo Rodriguez, left, and Bian Rodriguez, center, perform in concert at the Acapulco Theater in Havana, Cuba. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo)

HAVANA (AP) — In early 2009, a U.S. government contractor sent a Serbian music promoter to Cuba with these covert marching orders: Recruit one of Havana’s most notorious rappers to spark a youth movement against the government.

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Senator: USAID’s Cuba hip-hop project ‘reckless’

This 2008 photo provided by Melisa Riviere shows Bian Rodriguez, left, and Aldo Rodriguez, right, members of Los Aldeanos in Havana. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo/Melisa Riviere)

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. agency’s secret infiltration of Cuba’s underground hip-hop scene to spark a youth movement against the government was “reckless” and “stupid,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said Thursday after The Associated Press revealed the operation.

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US co-opted Cuba’s hip-hop scene to spark change

This 2008 photo provided by Melisa Riviere shows Bian Rodriguez, left, and Aldo Rodriguez, right, members of Los Aldeanos in Havana. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show that a U.S. agency infiltrated Cuba's hip-hop scene, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government. (AP Photo/Melisa Riviere)

HAVANA (AP) — For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba’s underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

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