Saturday, March 29, 2008

¿Me puede oír usted ahora?

From the Miami Herald:

The cellphone on Friday joined the growing list of once-banned items in Cuba, where Raúl Castro’s month-old government has begun lifting decades-old prohibitions on household goods like microwave ovens and computers.

And while most of that merchandise was already available on the black market — and the Cuban government has not taken action toward political reform — the moves could signal the first steps toward economic changes on the island.

Not like it’s a big step towards democracy or anything, but it will at least be an interesting contrast to see somebody driving their 1959 Buick LeSabre through the streets of Havana while nattering away on a cell phone.