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Latin Grammys in controversy

Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups to demonstrate across from arena

MIAMI — Anti-Castro Cuban exile groups accepted a compromise plan Sunday that would allow them to demonstrate across the street from the arena where the Latin Grammy Awards are scheduled to be held next month.

The city-brokered agreement must still be approved by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and the Latin Recording Academy, which had wanted the protesters kept further away from the American Airlines Arena.

Officials for those groups did not immediately return calls for comment Sunday, but they have threatened to move the Sept. 11 ceremony to another venue in Miami or Los Angeles if the protesters are allowed close to the arena. Grammy officials are expected to respond today.

The issue for the Cuban exile groups is the expected presence of Cuban national nominees, including Isaac Delgado and Chucho Valdes, though no Cubans have yet been scheduled to perform.

Miami lost out to Los Angeles for the inaugural Grammys last year, in part because of concerns over protests against Cuban nationals.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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