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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 150 people picketed Cuba’s culture ministry on Friday to show solidarity with dissident artists facing a state crackdown, in an unusually large display of public dissent on the Communist-run island.

The demonstrators demanded a dialogue over limits on freedom of expression and what they call state repression, after the authorities cracked down on the San Isidro Movement of dissident artists and activists.

The Dutch and Czech governments and

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