Cubans pirate U.S. TV and movies, saying the embargo made them do it

There’s little question that 50-plus years of U.S. economic sanctions have taken a heavy toll on Cuba’s factories, banking system and hospitals.But for Cuban fans of American movies and television, it’s been a pretty darn great run.Flip to the TV guide in Granma, the Communist party’s daily newspaper, and you’ll see a primetime lineup featuring reruns of “Cold Case,” “MythBusters,” even “Seinfeld.” Now playing at government-owned cinemas: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Toy Story 2” in 3D and, quite fittingly, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

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