The communist dominos are falling as the dictatorship of the proletariat realizes it can’t stand up against the relentless momentum of the mobile phone. Capitalist technology has pushed over one more domino in Cuba. President Raul Castro announced today that the Cuban government will allow unrestricted use of mobile telephones by all Cubans for the first time. Cuba currently has the lowest rate of cellular telephone use in Latin America.
A few Cubans have mobile phone service through foreigners or in their work places. Now the masses will be able to place a phone in their individual names’. According to the Communist Party newspaper Granma, the Cuban telecommunications monopoly ETECSA will begin mobile service for the general public in the next few days. “To each according to his needs” is becoming “to each according to his or her wants.”