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Rolling Stones to play Cuba, according to Communist paper

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The Rolling Stones are currently on their “America Latina Ole” tour.

Sympathy for the Communist devils?

The Rolling Stones will play Havana — becoming the biggest band to perform in Cuba in a half-century.

The concert is set for March 25 — a just-announced stop on the World’s Greatest Band’s ongoing “America Latina Ole” tour of South America.

The announcement came from cultural officials in the still-Communist island nation, not from the Stones. Billboard said the deal has not been finalized.

There have been rumors of a Stones stop in Cuba since Mick Jagger visited Havana in October.

U.S. officials have eased travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba.Desmond Boylan/AP

U.S. officials have eased travel restrictions for Americans who want to visit Cuba.

The Cuban paper Granma, an official state organ, said the Stones would likely perform at Latinoamericano Stadium. It will be, the paper said, “a historic moment that will open the doors for other great bands to arrive in Havana.”

U.S. officials have loosened some travel restrictions to Cuba, but the country is still officially blocked by an American-imposed trade embargo that bars U.S. companies from doing business with the Reds.

The embargo dates back to 1960, when Cuba’s leader Fidel Castro nationalized American companies as part of his Communist revolution.

gkuntzman@nydailynews.com

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