Like many things in Cuba , though, Instagram on the Caribbean island is the opposite of everything you thought you knew about how media works.
The government pretty much owns everything in Cuba , including ETESCA and there’s some censorship as well. I wasn’t able to access Snapchat in Cuba , but you can get around that by using a free VPN service. The only way a Cuban can get wireless internet at home is if they work for the Cuban government.
11 Things You Should Never Do in Cuba Don’t talk about politics. Don’t stay in the orange casa particulares. Don’t work on a tourist visa. Don’t take photos of police or soldiers. Don’t be shy. Don’t get confused by the two currencies. Don’t expect to find creature comforts. Don’t forget to tip.
The Cuban media are tightly controlled by the Cuban government led by the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in the past five decades. The PCC strictly censors news, information and commentary, and restricts dissemination of foreign publications to tourist hotels.
CAN I USE WHATSAPP IN CUBA ? Yes. It is possible to use WhatsApp in Cuba .
You can buy the pre-paid Nauta ( WiFi ) card by ETECSA from any of the official commercial stores in most major towns in Cuba and José Martí International Airport . This is the cheapest method of getting onto the web but you can expect to wait in very long lines.
Rule #1: If you come to Cuba , you’re probably going to get laid . But even nobodies can get laid in Cuba . It’s not that we’re white or exotic or sophisticated; it simply comes down to the fact that we’re carrying CUC.
As in any country, crime is a concern in Cuba . Thankfully, violent crime is rare, but thieves won’t hesitate to steal your belongings, especially cameras. When on the beach or walking through Havana, don’t set your stuff down. Always keep your cameras, wallets, purses, passports, and other valuables close to your body.
Cuba is generally safer than Mexico , e.g. Varadero is much more secure than Cancun. Cuba has a more authentic real-life experience vs Mexico’s more touristic experience.
Internet in Cuba is severely limited due to the United States embargo against Cuba. Cuba’s Internet connection is via the ALBA-1 cable to Venezuela, which has had technical problems limiting its speed. The United States refuses to allow an undersea cable to pass 100 miles from Cuba to Florida.
In 1958, Cuba was the second country in the world (after the United States) to begin color broadcasting. Today, Cuba has five national television channels, one digital-only channel and a number of provincial channels, all under the control of the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television (ICRT).
The Cuban constitution says that free speech is allowed “in keeping with the objectives of socialist society” and that artistic creation is allowed “as long as its content is not contrary to the Revolution”. Cuba was named one of the ten most censored countries in the world by the Committee to Protect Journalists.