HAVANA TIMES – Along with “Citizen, your ID Card please,” “Turn off your phone!” might be Cuban police’s second most used phrase today.
Mobile technology gradually entering the island has meant that a considerable number of Cubans now have smartphones and, to a lesser extent, Internet access. And as Cuba becomes less and less isolated from global logic, “communications technology as the people’s new entertainment” has firmly taken root in the mindsets of many people who don’t lose an opportunity to capture what is going on around them in a photo or video.
Cuban plain clothes policemen prohibits a citizen from filming. Photo: Internet screenshot.
Meals, walks, accidents, fights, commotions, jokes, meetings… anything that is out of the ordinary is an excuse for people to pull their mobile