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Cuban Professionals Are Afraid In Venezuela 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 May 2017 — Seen from the Venezuelan opposition as an army of occupation and from the Venezuelan government as soldiers of socialism, tens of thousands of Cuban professionals live a situation that is complicated day after day in convulsive Venezuela. The Cuban government has […] Continue reading
Cuban Government Extends Censorship To The Digital Site Somos+ 14ymedio, Havana, 16 May 2017 — The digital site of the Somos+ (We Are More) Movement has now joined the list of pages censored on the servers of the Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) which supply public WiFi. The leader of the organization, Eliecer Avila, links this […] Continue reading
Independent Journalism Seeks to Revive Press Freedom / Iván García Iván García, 3 May 2017 — Let’s step back in time. One morning in 1985, Yndamiro Restano Díaz, a thirty-seven-year-old journalist with Radio Rebelde, took out an old Underwood and wrote a clandestine broadsheet entitled “Nueva Cuba.” After distributing the single-page, handmade newspaper up and […] Continue reading
Why Not Connect Cuba’s Gaspar Social Streetnet to the Internet? May 13, 2017 9:56 AM PDT I’ve been covering Cuban streetnets (local area networks with independent users that are not connected to the Internet) for some time. Reader Doug Madory told me about Gaspar Social, a new streetnet in Gaspar, a small town in central […] Continue reading
A Year Later: Fewer Americans Are Considering Travel To Cuba PR Newswire May 1, 2017 RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A year since the U.S. government’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, an annual survey* by leading travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance is reporting that Americans are less interested in taking a […] Continue reading
Cuba travel interest down one year after US lifts restrictions By Darla Guillen, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle Updated 7:45 am, Thursday, May 4, 2017 When the U.S. lifted travel restrictions to Cuba a year ago, it seemed there was instant and widespread interest in visiting the county. Now, travel insurance provider Allianz Global Assistance says […] Continue reading
This is why American tourists don’t want to travel to Cuba By Kari Paul Published: May 3, 2017 6:39 a.m. ET Interest is waning a year after the country was opened up to U.S. visitors A flash of excitement about travel to Cuba after the country opened its borders to the U.S. in 2016 for […] Continue reading
3G Has Arrived In Havana 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 26 April 2017 — The third generation (3G) of voice and data transmission via mobile phones reached all municipalities in Havana on Monday after it was launched earlier this month in several areas of Matanzas, Villa Clara, Ciego de Avila, Pinar del Río, Santiago de Cuba […] Continue reading
Google Global Cache is now available in Cuba BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Cubans can access Google sites faster now that Google Global Cache (GGC) service is available on the island, an internet analysis firm announced Wednesday. “GGC nodes in Cuba finally went active in the past 24hrs,” Doug Madory, director of Dyn Research, wrote […] Continue reading
Ha llegado la 3G a La Habana MARCELO HERNÁNDEZ, La Habana | Abril 26, 2017 Etecsa inició pruebas para el tráfico de datos en celulares en Santiago Unos 250.000 móviles cubanos quedarán fuera de la 3G Una lluvia de críticas cae sobre Etecsa en un foro digital abierto en ‘Granma’ La tercera generación de transmisión […] Continue reading
Cuban Counterintelligence Plays Hardball with Journalists / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 17 April 2017 — Money is no object. When it comes to thwarting, harassing and repressing intellectuals or journalists, there are always enough funds in military’s coffers to write a blank check. Solid numbers are hard to come by but, according to conservative estimates, […] Continue reading
Is Raul Castro in Hibernation Mode? / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 11 April 2017 — Right now the most closely guarded secret in Cuba is the protocols for succession of the nation’s president, army general Raul Castro, after his retirement in February 2018. I will tell you what is rumored among some officials close to […] Continue reading
Ice Cream and Kilobytes 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 10 April 2017 – The large and little-used park around the Coppelia ice cream parlor has a new function as of a few days ago. The inauguration of a wifi zone for internet access is looking to revitalize the ice cream stand, as iconic as it is […] Continue reading
Connectify Will Be Free in Cuba to Share Internet Access 14ymedio, Havana, 6 April 2017 – The managers of the Connectify application have announced additional benefits for Cuban users who will now be able to access the tool’s premium features free of charge. The app converts a computer connected to the internet into a virtual […] Continue reading
Cuba’s Phone Company Lowers Home Internet Prices After Customer Complaints 14ymedio, Havana, 5 April 2017 – After complaints from customers, the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) lowered internet browsing prices for its “Nauta Home” service. A few weeks after the pilot test, only 358 users have signed up for the service, 41% of whom who […] Continue reading
Cuban factory assembles first 7,000 tablets and laptops Published on March 25, 2017 HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — The Industrial Company for Informatics, Communications and Electronics (GEDEME by its Spanish acronym) in Havana has assembled the first 3,500 laptops and 3,583 tablets for Cuban government agencies and organizations. The initiative is part of an effort by […] Continue reading
Chinese Company Huawei Dominates Cuban Cellphone Market 14ymedio, Marcelo Hernandez, Havana, 23 March 2017 — The mobile telephone market is changing at a speed that leaves little time to get used to new models. In Cuba, this dynamism is mostly seen in the informal networks, where the Chinese brand dominates because of its low prices […] Continue reading
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