Friday, March 14, 2008

Cuba to allows PCs but not internet

Reuters claims that the Cuban government is relinquishing control:

HAVANA (Reuters) - Communist Cuba has authorized the unrestricted
sale of computers and DVD and video players in the first sign that its
new president, Raul Castro, is moving to improve Cubans' access to
consumer goods.

An internal government memo seen by Reuters on Thursday said the
appliances long desired by Cubans can go on sale immediately, although
air conditioners will not be available until next year and toasters
until 2010....

While they will now be able to buy computers, access to the Internet remains controlled by the government.

The average monthly per capita income in Cuba is $10.

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