Gloria Estefan and Willy Chirino in ‘Connect Cuba’ Campaign

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Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and Willy Chirino, both very vocal against the Cuban government, have joined the “Connect Cuba” campaign, to demand Internet freedom of access for most Cubans. It is not clear how the funds from the campaign will be used:

According to the “Connect Cuba” website, Estefan and Chirino, two of the artists exiled from the island with the biggest international renown, have joined the effort started by the Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba (FHRC) who demand freedom of access to the Internet for Cubans. In a video made by the FHRC, Gloria Estefan declared, “As an artist and Twitter user I know the importance of being connected to the Internet”.

According to the FHRC, Cuba has the “worst broadband Internet penetration, with 0.04 percent for every hundred habitants” in the region, a figure that is well below the figures of other countries like El…

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