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Cuba: Texting the News


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The U.S. government spends millions of dollars every year to boost Cuba's beleaguered pro-democracy...

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Journalist Tracey Eaton was on the Miami news radio show Actualidad 1020 AM to discuss a U.S.-financed text-messaging campaign for Cuba. Cuban officials call it spam, but Eaton said Cubans would have to subscribe to receive the text messages and that these texts could be useful in a country where obtaining news and information is often a challenge. One question raised by Eaton: Should U.S. taxpayers be paying for the text-messaging campaign?

Eaton wrote a summary of the interview on his blog, "Along the Malecon"

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