Other artists and protests have come and gone, but what is interesting here is that Milanes has a few things to say.
Milanes supports socialism, for starters, and doesn’t apologize for sending a message to Fidel Castro in 2006 that mixed get-well-soon wishes with some revolutionary fervor.
He gave an interview to El Nuevo Herald in which he criticized the “caste” system maintained by the Cuban government, as well as discrimination against blacks and self-censorship by Cuban media.
Also: “When one thinks of reforms, one believes that they are going to come together with a series of freedoms, such as freedom of expression, but it doesn’t occur that way.” He lamented that Cubans do not feel secure in their right to protest.
Reuters has a report in English.
In the Central Committee, I’m sure they’re cheering the protesters on.