Rio Almendares, Cuba: A life of poverty under the bridge

Rio Almendares, Cuba: A life of poverty under the bridge

The access to the Internet in Cuba
is scarce and expensive. The assertion comes from the Island
with the statements of citizens who pay high prices and risks
for connection to information. Cubans have been denied access
to the Internet for many years; in spite of the fact that it is provided to
foreigners and employees of the State, and that the government lacks the justification
for impeding the service to all of the citizens. The manner in which the Cuban
utilizes the Internet is diverse. Hotels can be utilized
that are expensive. Diplomatic conferences can
be utilized that provide this service for all Cubans,
no, not exactly for us. Simply put, for those who are daring, that are
very few, and who dare to attend a, a diplomatic conference; because attending a diplomatic
conference, that is not, let us say, well looked upon by the Cuban
government, that individual is then classified as a counter-revolutionary
or, opposed to the system. It would be very difficult
for any citizen in the world to understand the,
what happens to us, right? The, there are many Cuban citizens, let us
start there, that are known to the government, they have a job with the State, and
so then, it is said that you have Internet. You do not really have Internet. You
have an Intranet where there are sites that have been selected and
which can be accessed. Where they are being permanently monitored;
meaning that a lot of information that they would not be able to manage, nor
be able to send to their friends, for example; and, and they are
sites of a lot of censure. The regime of Fidel and Raul Castro attribute
the restrictions that the population has in accessing the network to the
embargo by the United States. The State has opened local internet
cafes for connection to the Internet, enabled with a very slow connection,
where few can access due to the high prices of the service, compared
with the salary of the workers. It is expensive, it is very expensive, the service
is very slow; but the other, but the other risk you run when you connect
in a hotel is that someone will hack into your site,
your email, or your blog. Many citizens have to travel from one province
to another to connect to the Internet in hotels or internet cafes, watched all the
time by cameras and security agents. The other thing is that you
take your own equipment; your, your laptop to a hotel.
However, we all know that the fact, that with a big ticket
item, like a camera or a laptop; well, you run the risk that
the political police will steal it; because truthfully, I think that
this is the definition, right? Their, their equipment, their,
their work tools, right? Cubans are not permitted to access
unofficial sites, and when they try to access a page administered by
auxiliaries, a proxy does not permit it. I, personally, no, I do not have
the resources to go to a hotel. I, I have accepted the diplomatic conference
because the Internet is free of charge.


  1. warriorprince101010 says:

      What was the point of this revolution when everyone in Cuba is dirt poor, have no rights, no healthcare, no choice, no freedoms and work as slaves for the billionaire Castro family?

  2. chico gonzalez says:

    imagine when the american gonna go there,,the poor gonna be more poor,,like jamaica,guatemala.hondura..cuba is the best of the carabean,,they are lucky to be communist,,i travel around south america for 5 years,this is nothing,its just a alcoholic who dont want to work or help.

  3. termy57 says:

    you can find this kind of thing in Canada or anywhere for that matter

  4. Eduardomendeschaves - DucaMRS7 says:

    Damn, I thought that communist countries like Cuba didn't have homeless people as the communist pages said

  5. OVL says:

    Socialism destroyed the entire city…people are stupid. All they needed was to change The Batista regime, they listened to the idiot Castro brothers and the rest is history…now everybody is poor except them.

  6. Guillermo G. Quintero says:

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