HAVANA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Cuba has fired the heads of two of the country's most influential companies in a bid to bring the computing and telecommunications enterprises back under firm state control amid a national anti-corruption drive, industry sources said on Monday. Information Technology and Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes, 74, a former revolutionary hero, took over the sensitive sector that controls communist Cuba's communications, computing, Internet and software development late last month
International studies have found that Cuba occupies last place in Latin America for both mobile phone and Internet penetration, and is fifth from last in terms of its number of fixed telephone lines.
The government blames the four-decade-old U.S. trade embargo for its poor communications infrastructure. (I blame the repressive totalitarian police state)
But Cuba's 11 million people cannot buy a computer or subscribe to the Internet without a government permit, satellite television is prohibited, and mobile phones are available only for hard currency.(the Cuban people are enslaved)
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Obvious power consolidation by a hero of the revolution. He who controls the Propaganda sets the agenda. Read Charlie Bravo's inciteful analysis. It really makes a lot of sense and it dovetails with the American's push for a bloodless and balseroless military-lead coup.