The Cuban central bank faces a crisis as locals storm currency exchanges to get rid of CUC notes. Cubans fear the end of the "convertibles" as planned by the country's President Raul Castro.
Cubans became eligible to sign up for data plans on their smartphones. It is a long-awaited, and expensive, development on an island that limited mobile access to the Internet for most people.
There is still no wireless internet in Cuba. This has not stopped the head of state, Miguel Diaz-Canel, from taking to the digital world with his Twitter account. But his online propaganda is not going unchallenged.
A commission led by former President Raul Castro will be responsible for rewriting Cuba's 1976 constitution. Potential changes include market reforms and a presidential term limit.
From December, Cuba's small business owners can open new stores again. But there is skepticism about what will really change as increased bureaucracy, longer authorization procedures and more controls are imminent.
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