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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
Traveling to Cuba now easier, but isn’t hassle free By Marta Dhanis Published March 13, 2017 Fox The Cuba experience: This is what you get after all the exhaustive planning Getting to the communist island after a 50-year hiatus is surprisingly easy. There’s still a couple challenges to overcome when planning your trip, but […] Continue reading
Cuba’s nascent tech industry is growing fast As icy U.S.-Cuba relations begin to thaw, Cuba’s knowledge economy is waking up. But it’s a delicate process Like many Cubans, Ubaldo Huerta left his homeland during a time of deep economic crisis following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1989, which decimated Cuba’s economy and sent […] Continue reading
Report: Cuba has kept drug trafficking, consumption in check BY MIMI WHITEFIELD Although Cuba sits in close proximity to Caribbean drug lanes and the U.S. market, the U.S. State Department’s annual narcotics control report found that it’s not a major consumer, producer or transit point for illegal narcotics, and drug consumption on the island […] Continue reading
Continuity guaranteed VERÓNICA VEGA | La Habana | 6 de Febrero de 2017 – 11:19 CET. Last Sunday during the plenary session of the National Council of the University Students Federation (FEU), Vice-President Miguel Díaz-Canel stated that “Cuban youth is responsible for the historical continuity of the Island’s social project.” Since we are immersed in […] 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
If you want to start a revolution in Cuba, don’t do it via text WRITTEN BY Ana Campoy September 07, 2016 Cuba has been relying on Chinese technology to build up its telecommunications network. Now it appears to have also adopted the Asian giant’s censorship techniques, according to dissident reports. An analysis by 14 y […] Continue reading
Cuba lags behind in ICT OSMAR LAFFITA ROJAS | La Habana | 7 de Septiembre de 2016 – 11:57 CEST. Of the 329 sections into which the “Conceptualization of the Economic Model” document is divided, only number 110 refers to Communications. It reads: “Social communications are a strategic resource of the State, institutions, companies and […] Continue reading
Cubacel Censors Texts With The Words “Democracy” Or “Hunger Strike” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez/Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 3 September 2016 — If you are considering sending a text message to a friend to wish him a “happy coexistence” with his family or to suggest that he not give in to “the […] Continue reading
THE HARSH REALITY OF TRYING TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA BY KEN FIREMAN ON 6/19/16 AT 6:30 AM This article first appeared on the London School of Economics site. The car was a Detroit classic on a Havana street, a pink and white 1956 Chevy Bel Air with a nickname out of a rock ‘n’ […] Continue reading
Entrepreneurial youths invent Isladentro, the Cuban Yelp The new app serves as a guide to businesses and points of interest for “disconnected” Cubans. BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES The talents of two young Cuban entrepreneurs came together to create Isladentro, a cell phone app that mimics Yelp but can be used without an Internet connection. […] Continue reading
Hollywood Conquers Havana with a Fistful of Dollars / Ivan Garcia Ivan Garcia, 7 May 2016 — A black helicopter hovers at low altitude over Havana Bay. Meanwhile, dozens of pedestrians on the streets below wave and try to capture the image on their mobile phones. The aircraft makes an acrobatic turn and flies back […] Continue reading
Connecting to Cuba: Accomodations Jake Whittenberg , wsts2 3:05 PM. PDT May 25, 2016 It’s just a 45-minute flight from Miami to Havana, but it’s a world away. When we landed at Jose Marti International Airport (HAV), I noticed my cell phone with Verizon service switches to Cubacel. I was able to make calls in […] Continue reading
State Institutions Aren’t Owned by the People but by a Small Group / Somos+ Posted on March 16, 2016 Somos+, Ricardo Romulo, 25 February 2016 — I take a daily stroll through the streets of Old Havana and Central Havana, both so flooded with tourists and Cubans that it seems as if the city might […] Continue reading
Open Letter to ETECSA Against Its Continuous Privacy Violations / Somos+ Posted on February 25, 2016 SOMOS+, 20 February 2016 — We’ve got a special post today, an Open Letter written for us by Lizet González Rodríguez, a mother from Cienfuegos who recounts her battle against the ETECSA monopoly, in addition to giving us important […] Continue reading
The Dangerous World of Cuba’s Pushcart Vendors / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya Posted on February 15, 2016 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 13 February 2016 — There is a great poster of general-president Raúl Castro on the façade of a private building in the heart of Central Havana. In the image, he is saluting, dressed in a […] Continue reading
The Counterrevolution That Has Paralyzed Cuba December 21, 2015 By Pedro Campos HAVANA TIMES — In the most classic sense of the word, the counterrevolution is that which prevents the advance of revolutionary measures in Cuba’s political and economic spheres and keeps the country from making progress. What is the counterrevolution, specifically? Where is it […] Continue reading
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