Miami-Dade County

HeyCuba organization creates platform for access to the Internet

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Salvi Pascual, who immigrated from Cuba just five years ago, is well aware of the difficulties Cubans on the island face to connect with the outside world.

So he devised a round-about way for those without service to access the Internet.

"In Cuba, Internet access is minimal," said the 30-year-old entrepreneur and founder of "However, more than 2.6 million Cubans have an email account."

Those figures prompted Pascual to ​​create an email service that allows people on the island to obtain information available online via email. The result: Apretaste, an innovative platform that allows web browsing using email service.

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