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Cuba's informal market finds new space as internet access expands

Cuba’s informal market finds new space as internet access expands

HAVANA – In the Telegram group chat, messages come in waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen please,” one user wrote. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10 month old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside Cuba, adding: “Write me in a direct message. Emoji’s spotted lists feature antibiotics, pregnancy tests, vitamins, rash creams and …

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Cuba's informal market finds new space on growing internet

Cuba’s informal market finds new space on growing internet

HAVANA — In the Telegram group chat, messages flow in like waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen please,” one user wrote. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10 month old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside Cuba, adding: “Write me in a direct message. Emoji’s spotted lists feature antibiotics, pregnancy tests, vitamins, rash creams …

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