Cuban authorities have arrested and jailed punk rocker Gorki Aguila for “social dangerousness,” a charge that could carry up to four years in prison. Aguila has been an outspoken critic of the Castro brothers and their brutal regime. The arrest is a telling reminder to celebrities and gadflies who continue to fawn on Castro that he remains a dictator who denies basic freedoms to a people.
Aguila, 39, is the lead singer of Porno para Ricardo. He performs songs that openly insult Fidel Castro and his brother Raul. The Castro brothers previously banned the songs from official Cuban airwaves, but that has not reduced his popularity.
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