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Castro government cuts off cell phone and internet access in Cuba

With the pope's arrival in Cuba, the Castro dictatorship is doing its best to cut off access for the islands dissidents and human rights activists by cutting off of their cell phones and shutting down internet access on the island.

Via Capitol Hill Cubans:

Castro Cuts SMS and Internet Service

At last week's Google-Heritage Foundation conference, we stressed the importance of creating alternative connectivity networks for the Cuban people.

We argued that it's illusory to think investing in the Castro regime's telecommunications monopoly (ETECSA) would improve connectivity for the Cuban people.

Here's why.

According to Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, as Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba, the cell phones of pro-democracy activists have been disconnected.

Moreover, international texts are being blocked.

As for the already limited Internet connectivity -- for tourists and the privileged few that can afford access -- the regime has sent a note advising that:

"[F]or technical reasons, the ETECSA company, our Internet provider, said our Internet navigation services would be perturbed since yesterday and last until March 29."

What a "coincidence."

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