The Corner

An Embargo That Castro Likes

The campaign against US restrictions on trade with Cuba is a familiar irritation, but it looks like some of those campaigners need to have a word with their favorite dictator: he’s busy isolating his island still further. The BBC is reporting that “a new law has been passed in Cuba which will make access to the internet more difficult for Cubans. Only those authorised to use the internet from home like civil servants, party officials and doctors will be able to do so on a regular phone line. ” Disgusting.

Samizdata’s David Carr has the last word: “So there we have it. A country that has (allegedly) 100% rates of literacy but you are not allowed to actually read anything.”