Silvio Rodriguez Insists on Elimination of Exit Permit

HAVANA, Oct. 27 – Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez reiterated in statements to Spain’s La Vanguardia daily his demand that the exit and entry permit be eliminated for persons born in Cuba. Rodriguez, one of the founders of the New Song Movement, described that measure as a “restriction of citizens’ rights.” The artist also expressed his wish that Cuban socialism evolve “toward more participative and democratic forms,” reported IPS.