The Republic of Cuba is located in the northern part of the Caribbean and is home to about 11 million people. It is located about 90 miles south of Florida, the southernmost state in the United States. Its relations with the United States became strained in 1959, when Fidel Castro overthrew the U.S.-backed dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista and established a socialist state allied with the Soviet Union. An economic blockade against the Cuban economy has lasted for more than 60 years, limiting investment in key sectors such as telecommunications.

However, rapprochement between Cuban and U.S. authorities beginning in 2015 has allowed the arrival of new telecommunications infrastructure and the offer of digital services such as Netflix. Mass media in Cuba are poised for significant change ...

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