Granma on Cuban App Developers

Granma, Cuba’s state-run newspaper, recently published an interesting article on some of the work of Cuba’s new app developers. The article is worth a read, with some help from Google translate. Here are some of the most interesting highlights: The number of Cuban developers has skyrocketed in the past five years, since the government started licensing programmers: “The permit for “Programmer of Computer Equipment” was … Continue reading Granma on Cuban App Developers

The Struggle of the Cuentapropista

Ask any Cuban what they’d like to improve in their country and most don’t know where to start. A few will rattle off half a dozen ideas, but when pressed for solutions often draw a blank. The most enterprising Cubans, however, have already selected the problems they want to solve and are taking their ideas from idea to invention. They face myriad challenges, but many … Continue reading The Struggle of the Cuentapropista

Work In Progress: Cuban Government Poised to Permit Small Business

On May 24 the Communist Party of Cuba published the conclusions of the Party Congress held in April 2016, the most important of which is that the Party envisions a role for micro, small and medium size businesses in the Cuban economy. This reference is a significant acknowledgment that non-state owned companies could contribute to Cuba’s development. This change follows initiatives in recent years authorizing … Continue reading Work In Progress: Cuban Government Poised to Permit Small Business