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Civil liberties group questions nixed Cuba concert

Civil liberties group questions nixed Cuba concert

The American Civil Liberties Union says the cancellation of a South Florida music festival featuring artists from Cuba might have violated the event organizers' right to free speech.
The Fuego Cuban Music Worlds Festival scheduled for April 9 was canceled last month. Organizers have filed a civil suit in Miami-Dade County Court against the Homestead Miami International Speedway, where the event was to take place.
The ACLU is questioning the involvement of local officials in the concert's cancellation.
Many exiles have mixed feelings about Cuban artists who receive support from their communist government. The concert was to take place one week before the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-backed Bay of Pigs invasion, the failed attack by Cuban exiles to overthrow Fidel Castro's fledgling government.