>> Cuba has taken yet another step to show its citizen and the world that it's opening up. The communist run state has just started providing Internet on mobile phones. Journalists we're among the first to get access, and now Cuba aims to roll out the service across the whole nation by the end of this year.
Whether it's been a lack of cash to invest or concerns about the flow of information, Cuba has lagged behind when it comes to Internet access. Cuba's new President, Diaz-Canel, who came into office this April, has long campaigned for the so-called informatization of society. But some remain skeptical.>> The problem is not when it will arrive, but how it will be done.
If we don't have prices that Cubans can afford, it is though we didn't have it in the first place.>> Meanwhile, Cuba is slowly returning to the wish list of American holiday makers, with cruise ships helping boost numbers. The island had seen a slump in the number of US tourists, mainly because of US President Donald Trump's hostile stance towards the nation.
Last year, he issued a travel warning to Americans, saying it may be unsafe to visit there. Plus, Cuba is still recovering from last year's devastating hurricane season in the Caribbean. Now the country hopes the newfound Internet access, which makes it easier for businesses to operate, was the right call.