Cuba: The Internet

“The fact that Fidel Castro's Cuba has even considered using the Internet — a product of Yankee know-how and a tool of capitalist expansion — is something of a surprise. Cuba's bureaucratic and anti-entrepreneurial regime seems more inclined to squash innovation than encourage it. The island's ideology so glorifies a crude equality that Cubans with special talents, from baseball pitcher Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez to jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, often feel compelled to leave. And the U.S. embargo has only made matters worse, helping to lock Cuba in a state of perpetual poverty.”

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/04/11/cuba.online.idg

“the Internet — a product of Yankee know-how and a tool of capitalist expansion”

WTF?

Yankee know-how was the prime ingredient in the US invasion of Cuba. In fact, reportedly at the “Museum of the Revolution … the first line that greets you at the start of the tour is “When the Yankee Imperialists Invaded our Country….” [1]“.


[1] http://www.worldsurface.com/browse/entry.asp?entryid=7738

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