September 2, 2014
DENVER (AP) - A dissident Cuban blogger says most people there remain cut off from the Internet but are still using creative ways to access and spread information online.
Yoani (YO'-ahn-ee) Sanchez gave a largely grim report of the state of the press in Cuba at a meeting of the Inter American Press Association in Denver on Sunday.
She said Raul Castro's regime has been aggressive in arresting and beating people who speak out against the government. While Internet cafes opened this year, she said the cost of using the slow and censored service for just an hour costs average Cubans a third of their monthly salary.
Despite that, she said people are sharing information on thumb drives and can use their cellphones to text and post messages to Twitter.
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