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Thinking Big in Cuba

Cuba is a fascinating country. It forces you to think about big issues such as wealth and its creation and distribution, free speech, poverty, health care provision and education – and how to pay for it all. If you are interested in economics or capitalism, then Cuba is like a vast experiment. Cuba has little or no print or billboard advertising – most adverts are government information campaigns or propaganda. Despite all of this, Cuba is slowly opening up to the world and US sanctions are likely to be lifted soon. The main causes for the poor state of the Cuban Internet are the US trade embargo, infrastructure poverty and the government’s fear of information. With its 11 million citizens slowly getting internet access over the next few years, the country is in a unique position – how to invest effectively in the collective interest to provide internet access?