First sign of change in Cuba

On 18 February, veteran Cuban leader Fidel Castro announced his formal transfer of power to his brother Raul. On 6 March, I started a 10 day visit to Cuba [my account here].
On our trip, we could not fail to record a deep yearning for change and a strong expectation that such change was coming, although nobody knew when and how. The first sign is the announcement that Cubans can now subscribe to a mobile phone service – although at present only in convertible pesos which are worth 24 times the standard peso in which Cubans are paid [more information here].


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