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Willy Chirino on Cuba: ‘Nothing has changed’

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Cuban American musician and icon Willy Chirino in an interview with Newsmax:

Cuban Musician Chirino to Newsmax: ‘Nothing Has Changed’

Despite a new president – and words and some actions from that leader hinting at greater freedoms – “nothing has changed” in Cuba, Latin music legend Willy Chirino tells Newsmax.TV.

“It’s a sign of desperation,” Chirino, a Cuban exile who lives in Miami, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview.

Raúl Castro, 81, succeeded his ailing brother, Fidel, 85, as president in 2006 before being elected to the position in 2008. Fidel Castro had ruled the island since 1959.

“It’s probably a combination of some things: A sign of the fact that their economy’s in total shambles, and the fact that they want to make it seem like they’re doing it – but it’s really all cosmetic,” Chirino said.

“It’s not happening. You have to believe me that it’s not happening because we’re in contact with people inside island constantly and there is absolutely no movement to make any type of changes towards opening up the island for the world.”

The rest of the interview including video HERE.

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