It used to be Russia that was in Cuba’s corner in the “old days”. Now it seems China is taking a greater role. It’s particularly interesting that China has committed to aid Cuba with technology. Since both China and Cuba use a lot of GNU/Linux in information technology, this could be good for FLOSS as well. Since, M$ officially does not do business with Cuba, China can likely ship PCs and servers with GNU/Linux preloaded quite readily. This is also a further sign of the decline of USA in influence in the world, in politics and IT.
“On Thursday he met President Hu Jintao and signed several co-operation deals.
China pledged to aid Cuba with a new credit line and with health care and technology.”