Bush Could Invade Cuba to Get Reelected, Silvio Rodriguez States

(Prensa Latina – Cumbancha) Havana, Cuba –  If he found himself in a tight spot for his reelection, US
President George W. Bush could invade Cuba to try to remain in power, Cuban
folk singer Silvio Rodriguez reflected.  "I think it is possible that Bush
et al, if they see themselves losing elections, want to use an aggression to
Cuba to gain more votes
," Rodriguez replied in an internet forum through
Cuban cultural magazine La Jiribilla website.  In an A&Q session with more
than 130 fans, the author of emblematic Cuban New Trova songs stated that US
President, as usual, would love to be seen as a Hollywood hero. On what
would happen in Cuba when President Fidel Castro dies, the musician thinks
an immediate recovery from such a loss is vital, since getting stuck in
laments could do away with the work of the revolution leader.  The also
member of the Cuban Parliament stated he has defended the Cuban government
because "I think it embodies the best of our essences as a nation and as
."  Incisive in many of his lyrics, Rodriguez admits he sometimes
restrains his criticism to avoid manipulation.  "Although I think committed
self-criticism is indispensable to move forward, I don’t like the idea of
transcending as a vicious flaw-hunter
," he concluded.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.