Yoani Sanchez/CPJ Guest Blogger

Yoani Sánchez is a pioneer in the Cuban blogger community. Time magazine listed her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2008. In 2009, she received a Maria Moors Cabot citation from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Cuban citizens waiting to use the Web stand outside an Internet café in Havana. (AFP)

Eating a cable: Internet access still elusive in Cuba

There is a popular expression in Cuba that is synonymous with difficulty and crisis. When you want to indicate that someone is doing badly economically, it is sufficient to say that he is “eating a cable.” Street humor has identified the act of chewing and swallowing a bundle of wires with scarcity and material want.…

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