Where freedom of speech and expression could land you jail term without trial, there appears to be a gradual opening up to democracy as Cuba launches mobile internet.
Access to internet in this island was previously limited to tourist hotels till 2013 after which the government authorized if for cybercafes even though one had to give personal details to have access. It is estimated that, over 41 sites where inaccessible and these sites included those expressing criticisms and human rights.
It is no news that the ‘Castros’ were never ready to open the minds of its citizens as freedom of speech wasn’t a ‘thing’ in Cuba. An open mobile internet at no cost on Wednesday was launched though called a test of network by the State telecommunication company as it is intended that this network would run all day.
Interesting how presently in Cuba, the President doesn’t bear the name ‘Castro’ and now freedom of speech and expression is taking another dimension. For what it’s worth, Miguel Mario Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of Cuba, might just be saying Hola to Democracy!