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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
Advertising On Wheels Arrives In Havana 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 14 April 2017 — The vehicle belonging to El Biky cooperative is adorned with the images of its products and the smiling faces of some of its employees. The food center, located at the corner of Infanta and San Lázaro, is looking to conquer new […] 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
Lower On-Line Prices for Brazilian Meat While Cuban Government is Silent 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 24 March 2017 – Cuba has reacted very oddly to the scandal of adulterated meat from Brazil, the island’s main provider of beef products: silence on the part of the authorities, lower prices on some on-line shopping sites, and very […] Continue reading
Embezzlement Today / Regina Coyula Regina Coyula, 17 February 2017 — The long laissez faire of the government with the “if you behave well, I look the other way” has given birth to a generation (just one?) of the cheerfully shameless, known generically as “fighters.” The nice denomination that began by being applied a few, […] Continue reading
Cordoba Park: Internet, History and Business / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 27 January 2017 — As soon as the sun warms this frigid tropical autumn, Cordoba Park, located at San Miguel, Revolucion, Lagueruela and Gelanert, in the Havana neighborhood of La Vibora, resembles a picnic and leisure area. Young people sit on the lawn and […] Continue reading
Is Cuba Heading Towards Virtual Annexation to the US? / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 28 January 2017 — Guided by the current political-military leadership, the Cuban economy could be heading “without pause, but without haste*” towards virtual annexation to the United States. There would be no Platt Amendment, nor Marines landing on […] Continue reading
Only 45% Of Cuban Teens Watch National Television / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 23 January 2016 — New technology and the consumption of audiovisual material a la carte are gaining ground among Cuban teenagers. Only 45% of teenagers claim to watch national television, according to a study conducted in November 2015, which the official Press has […] Continue reading
Cuba: Skepticism Beats Hope / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 4 January 2017 — Like a metaphorical invisible hand, moving to place a ouija or bet on Russian roulette, David, a young writer, considers that the coming year will be unpredictable for the island. In the hope that the Ifá priests (Yoruba mystics) will spread around […] Continue reading
Havana’s Malecon with Internet / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 5 January 2017 — This year began for Havana’s Malecón with five new points of wireless connection to Internet. The newly authorized Wi-Fi zones are located in La Piragua*, El Castillito de 12 and Calzada, the corner of 3rd and B, Hola Ola and the area around […] Continue reading
Cuba had been unplugged from American culture for generations. What happens now? Randy Lewis CUBA’S ROBERTO GOMEZ HAD a single night free on his first trip to San Francisco, part of a short performance visit in his role as lead guitarist for singer-songwriter Carlos Varela, often referred to as “The Bob Dylan of Cuba,” and […] Continue reading
What the reform measures implemented by Raúl Castro in 2006 have achieved, and failed to ELÍAS AMOR | Valencia | 29 de Diciembre de 2016 – 10:12 CET. The close of 2016 marks a wasted year for the Cuban economy. A few days ago the CEPAL announced that GDP growth would be 0.4%, one of […] Continue reading
What the Newspaper ‘Granma’ Can Change / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 21 December 2016 — The newspaper Granma announced that as of tomorrow, in Thursday’s edition, it will debut a new design. For the peace of mind of the most orthodox, the note concludes by warning that “the official organ of the […] Continue reading
Google, the Phone Company and Censorship in Cuba / Mario Lleonart Young women connect from a cellphone in a newly enabled wifi zone in Cuba, where one hour’s connection cost the equivalent of two days’ pay. Mario Felix Lleonart, 14 December 2016 — Google recently signed an agreement with ETECSA, Cuba’s telecommunications monopoly, owned by […] Continue reading
Samsung Disembarks In Cuba / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 3 November 2016 — The industry giant Samsung Electronic will open a store in Havana before the end of the year. The products of the South Korean firm will be available in the market at 3rd Avenue and 70th Street in Miramar, west of the city, as […] Continue reading
The regime is now using free Internet access to lure people to its political events BORIS GONZÁLEZ ARENAS | La Habana | 3 de Noviembre de 2016 – 19:10 CET. On Monday, 17 October, 2016 Josefina Vidal, a leading Cuban official involved in negotiations with the US, showed up at the University of Havana for […] Continue reading
“Wi-fi is Killing My Business” / Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez Cubanet, Pablo Gonzalez, Havana, 31 October 2016 — “I work as a network administrator in a company in Havana, but everyone knows that in this country the salary is not enough to live on, you always have to have something under the table. So the bakers […] Continue reading
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