Cuban opera singer challenges "jealous" bureaucrats over closed theater

HAVANA (Reuters) – The Cuban government has closed a privately run cultural center, causing consternation among artists and intellectuals in what is shaping up to be the latest test of President Raul Castro’s loosening of controls over everyday life. A week ago government inspectors burst into the El Cabildo cultural center to the shock of patrons, artists and staff attending musical performed by its theater company, the “Opera in the Street. …

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