The next frontier in Cuba: American press is seeping into the country

For Obama’s historic visit to Cuba, the flags of the two countries hung together from balconies in Old Havana. The symbol was of unification and peace, a headway that U.S products would soon share a space in Cuban culture.

Netflix and Airbnb settled on the island last May. And as the last of the embargo thaws, it won’t be long before foreign media moves in; infiltrating a country which for 80 years has existed without freedom of expression. But following decades of censorship and mistrust towards its press, could Cubans really believe in an independent media? And more importantly, when the Castros eventually fall from power, would Cubans turn to newly established foreign press to tell their story?

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