Cuba is seemingly changing after decades of state repression (small steps, perhaps, but an encouraging start):
The Cuban president, Raúl Castro, today lifted restrictions on ownership of mobile phones.
Castro’s move was another indication that he is prepared to grant more freedom to the island’s residents.
The right to own mobile phones had been restricted to the employees of foreign firms or those holding key posts in the communist-run state.
Some Cubans had evaded the ban by asking foreigners to sign contracts in their names, but mobile phones remain relatively uncommon in Cuba compared with the rest of the world.
Other positive developments here.