Google launched the first joint Cuba product
HAVANA, January 14. /Offset. TASS Igor Pokutny/. American multinational company Google has launched its first joint venture with Cuba’s product – a documentary about the Cuban national hero of the wars for independence of the island from Spain in the late XIX century, josé martí. Presentation 15-minute video, was held at the minor Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in the historic center of Havana.
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Short film created using 3D technology, replete with views of Havana, new York and Tampa, cities that at different times he lived one of the leaders of the liberation struggle of Cuba. During the show, the chief historian of Havana, Eusebio Leal introduced the audience with episodes from the life of the patriot, and read out fragments of his texts. Presentation of the film – part of the joint program of the Historical office of Havana, Museum of art, the Bronx and the Ford Foundation at the installation in Cuba of a copy of the statue of martí work of American artist and sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington. Monument located in Central Park in new York, captured the last moments of the hero, who died may 19, 1895 in battle with Spanish troops in the area of DOS Rios in the East of the island. Audiovisual work available online in digital Google Arts & Culture, where you can also see the paintings of famous artists of the Islands such as wifredo Lam, Rene Portocarrero and Thomas Sanchez. The film is about Marty on January 28 will be shown in new York on the occasion of the 164 anniversary of his birth.
Meanwhile, Cuba remains one of the countries with the lowest coverage of the Internet zones on the continent. Until 2013 to enter the web, the state had only an expensive satellite connection and do not have access to an underwater cable due to economic and technological sanctions of the United States.
Currently, the country enjoys a cable laid from Venezuela, which allowed the Caribbean nation to open in public places hundreds of points of wireless access to virtual space and to experimentally start the installation of the Internet in houses of inhabitants of Old Havana at a price of $1.5 per hour.
In December 2014, Cuba and the United States announced the normalization process of bilateral relations, in which the question of telecommunications is one of the main places.