I have to give credit to Juanes for having the balls to say “Cuba libre” twice and did you see the reaction from Olga Tanon! Raulita must have had a hissy fit hearing the words “libertad” and they probably had to resuscitate the crusty dictator several times.
Positive messages from the concert:
“Don't give your life to fear!”
“It's time to change!!”
“Name an island in the middle of the sea. Name it freedom!!!”
“single, unified Cuban family”!
The image of Che appeared from my count more than 40 times during the concert. The dissidents were not allowed to attend the concert. I am happy that Juanes said what he said, but sad no Cuban on the stage had the balls to say “LIBERTAD.” Willy Chirino and the Estafans were denied entry into Cuba for the concert. Can you imagine Willy singing, the crowd would have gone crazy!!
What about the political prisoners?
Will things change in Cuba? I doubt it, but it was a gutsy thing that Juanes did!