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Tania Bruguera and several other Cuban artists were detained in Havana last week after trying to stage a protest against Cuba's Decree 349, legislation that requires all artist activity to be approved by the Ministry of Culture. PEN America called the arrest "intolerable affront to free expression."

They have since been released, and the Cuban government had issued a statement that the decree will not be enforced as initially planned, but outcomes are still unclear.

We spoke with Bruguera in October about the implications of Decree 349. Read the interview here.

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