Saturday, January 22, 2011

El Yuma travels "The World," from Camuri, Venezuela to Siboney, Cuba

PRI's The World

GEO QUIZ: Connecting Venezuela and Cuba
By The World ⋅ January 21, 2011

Listen to the 5 minute show here.

An undersea fiberoptic cable runs through today's Geo Quiz. This weekend, an operation begins in Venezuela to lay down a fiberoptic cable all the way to Cuba.

That means Cuba is about to get plugged in to high-speed Internet for the first time. But it's not clear how that will affect regular people in Cuba.

We want to know where in Venezuela will the undersea cable start its journey and where will it come ashore in Cuba?

Geo Answer: Camuri, Venezuela and Siboney, Cuba are the answers to our quiz.

Anchor Marco Werman discusses the future of high-speed internet in Cuba with Ted Henken, professor of Latin American Studies at Baruch College in New York City. Henken writes about Cuban culture on his blog El Yuma.

1 comment:

  1. Hey El Yuma!

    You may not remember me, but I participated in your first N.O. alternative study abroad trip back in 2007. I'm currently in graduate school at University of Texas at Austin, and was listening to NPR when I heard your name! I listened to your interview--kudos in avoiding the trap of stating that Cuba would be all the better for faster/wide-spread Internet. Just wanted to say Hi, and wishing you well in all your endeavors!