Pop superstar Katy Perry met in Cuba this week with the daughter of President Raul Castro, becoming the latest US celebrity to visit the communist island since its rapprochement with the US.
Mariela Castro, a renowned sexologist, posted photos of the encounter, which took place late Wednesday at a Havana bar, on her Facebook page.
Both women are outspoken defenders of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
The manager of the establishment, Sarao’s Bar, in Havana’s popular Vedado neighborhood, told AFP that Perry and Castro “met at the bar and talked for over an hour.”
“They didn’t drink anything, just talked and took pictures,” the manager, who wanted to remain anonymous, told AFP.
Perry visited the children’s theater La Colmenita over the weekend, singing and dancing with the children, according to the Communist Party newspaper Granma.
She performed at a concert in Puerto Rico before returning to Cuba Wednesday.
The singer is the latest in a string of stars — including Mick Jagger and Rihanna — to visit Cuba since July, when diplomatic ties were restored between the island nation and the United States after a half-century freeze.
Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.
As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.
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After bombing in #DemDebate internet changes Mike Bloomberg’s ‘death’ date on Wikipedia
Someone online changed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's information on Wikipedia during the Wednesday debate to say that he died on Feb. 19.
After being ripped to shreds during the MSNBC Democratic debate, it became clear that Bloomberg wasn't quite as prepared as the other Democratic candidates.
The Wikipedia article was also changed to indicate that his cause of death was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Bloomberg had several unfortunate moments, namely his refusal to release female accusers from nondisclosure agreements, he came out in favor of fracking, he blamed India for China's involvement in climate change, and many many more things.
Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden eviscerate Bloomberg on his nondisclosure agreements with women over harassment
Women who have worked for Michael Bloomberg's companies have had nondisclosure agreements that bar then from discussing the complaints they had against either Bloomberg himself or male employees of his companies. During the debate, the former New York City mayor was hammered for refusing to allow those women out of the NDAs.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasted him first, demanding to know the number of women that signed NDAs and how many of them have been released. Bloomberg dodged the inquiry, but Warren refused to let him escape.
"How many is that?" she asked.
"Let me finish," he snapped.