Cubans Can Now Enjoy the Freedom of Netflix Binge-Watching

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As the United States works toward normalizing relations with Cuba, we’re exporting one very special American freedom: binge-watching. On Monday, Netflix said that its streaming service is now available in Cuba, making it one of the first U.S. companies to start operating on the island since the U.S.’s shift in policy, reports Bloomberg. Cuba is notorious for its poor access to high-speed internet, plus, the $7.99 subscription fee is a bit pricey for the average household, so it’s unlikely many will be able to sign up at present. Instead, Netflix’s move seems mostly symbolic of our general mission to grow political and business ties with the country  — though House of Cards probably isn’t the best way to extol the virtues of American democracy.