Smart Mobs could become possible in Cuba
May 22nd, 2008

When the Castro took power in Cuba 49 years ago, a vision of mobile phones in people’s pockets would have been found only on the science fiction bookshelf. Today the devices are being offered as key tools in the promising and urging of democracy in the closed off island country, as Yahoo News and AP report:

President Bush announced Wednesday that Americans soon will be allowed to send cell phones to Cubans — a move that he hopes will push the communist regime to increase freedom of expression for Cuban citizens.

Addressing recent changes in Cuba, Bush said, “Cubans are now allowed to purchase mobile phones, DVD players and computers and they have been told that they will be able to purchase toasters and other basic appliances in 2010.”

“If the Cuban regime is serious about improving life for the Cuban people, it will take steps necessary to make these changes meaningful,” Bush said at the White House as he marked Cuba’s 106th anniversary of independence this week

Thanks Pete!


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