Cuba says its citizens will be offered full internet access for mobile phones beginning this week, becoming one of the last nations to offer such service.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Cuba. Cuba is not a functioning democracy. There is a one-party system, in which the party controls all government and most civil institutions. There is a full ban on all political opposition or protest. Also see our articles on the Castro brothers and democracy in the Caribbean.
Government Urged To Free Jailed Cuban Dissident On Hunger Strike
U.S urges Cuba to free jailed dissident who is reported to have been on hunger strike for more than 50 days to protest his imprisonment, it said Thursday.
Che Guevara Poster Artist Looks Back on 50 Revolutionary Years
Years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its ubiquity.
Hola Cuba! Democracy? Cuba Launches Mobile Internet
Where freedom of speech and expression could land you to jail without trial there appears to be a gradual opening up to democracy as Cuba launches mobile internet.
Why Cuban Farmers Shrug Off Promise Of Private Ownership
Cuba’s small farmers say island will not feed itself without broader reform of state-run agriculture, should constitution allow private property ownership.
A Brief Overview of Cuban Constitutions Since 1976
Cuba has begun its walk towards a new era, modifying its constitution by recognising private ownership of property, the creation of a free market, etc.
Cuba Frees Leading Dissident Charged With Attempted Murder
Cuban dissident freed from jail on Wednesday after a 12 days arrest for murder following a car crash that injured communist-run Island’s interior minister.
Public Debates on Cuba’s Constitution Can Be Makings Of Democracy
The most surprising move in this is that citizens have been invited to discuss the new Constitution. It seems there is opening to transform Cuba into a Socialist republic. Let’s hope these debates will be rigorous.
Cuba’s Proposed New Constitution – What Will Change
Cuba talks on one-party rule, socialism, inequality, gay rights, private property and bringing the country’s government towards a Cold War-era constitution.
New Cuban President Changes Government Style, Not Substance
Some hoped he might move quickly to breathe new life into reforms aimed at modernizing one of the world’s last communist-run countries