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Why we should back Tania Bruguera's presidential bid for a free Cuba

The Cuban artist exposes how anti-democracy feeling is still rife in the one-party state. This is valuable ‘artivism’ in a less-than-rosy nation Art is good at pointing out simple truths that otherwise get forgotten, or conveniently ignored. Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has just announced that she is running for president of Cuba when Raul Castro steps down – as he has said he will – in 2018.
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