Mobilization Initiatives in Cuba Driven by Access to Mobile Data

Something has changed in Cuba ever since mobile data packages became available to the population in December 2018. Some of the over 3 million clients with the ability to connect to the Internet on their phones, have begun to use social media as a space to report events and to mobilize people.

While the majority of these initiatives have been frowned upon by the government and some have been thwarted or accused of being led by mercenaries, the rise in Internet access over the last year has led to other ways for popular participation in the Cuban political landscape.

In this article, we summarize some of these mobilization initiatives which have marked the first year of Internet access with mobile data packages.


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