Miami’s local Cuban and Latino communities are at a buzz this morning after the controversial â€œPeace Without Bordersâ€ concert that took place at Cuba’s Plaza de la RevoluciÃ³n with headliner, Juanes, who is of Colombian descent and also a Miami-resident. Millions of concert-goers were said to have filled the plaza and locally, it was broadcasted live on Univision.
There are many sides and opinions to the concert, and angered protests have already taken place at Little Havana’s protest central, Versailles restaurant off Calle Ocho and 37th avenue. And the Cuban AM radio talk shows must be fuming right about now. Some argue that by Juanes and all of those other artists going to Cuba, it shows support for Castro’s communist regime. Others are more free-spirited and claim that the concert is just a sign of peace and an unstoppable language of music that shouldn’t be criticized.
Me personally, I’m not Cuban, nor have Cuban ancestry, but I can say that I can reason with both sides of the argument â€“ in short. I ain’t touching this one. Read the full Miami Herald article by clicking here