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Media smugglers get Taylor Swift, Game of Thrones, and the New York Times to Cubans every week through an illegal network of runners.

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In Cuba there is barely any internet. Anything but the state-run TV channels is prohibited. Publications are limited to the state-approved newspapers and magazines. This is the law. But, in typical Cuban fashion, the law doesn't stop a vast underground system of entertainment and news media distributors and consumers.

"El Paquete Semanal" (The Weekly Package) is a weekly trove of digital content—everything from American movies to PDFs of Spanish newspapers—that is gathered, organized and transferred by a human web of runners and dealers to the entire country. It is a prodigious and profitable operation.

I went behind the scenes in Havana to film how the Paquete works. Check out the video above to see how Cubans bypass censorship to access the media we take for granted.

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Francisco Manuel Sánchez Rubio
It would probably feel a little more "romantic" and "adventurous" to get files from physically ttravelling drives than from the internet. At the very least, people wouldn't be so reckless to quickly delete files, knowing there's no easy and quick way to get them again. Also, big hard drives would be way more common than they are now. I can only imagine even as much as 10 Terabytes being too little for a hoarder of 1080p movies, as the typical video file with 2 hours of duration and 1080p quality tends to be over 10 Gigabyte big by itself.
MetalSam25
Dany looks like a nerdy gamer, awesome!
basedbray
That's socialism for ya.
Wisdom Gate
How dangerous to endanger these poor people. Everyone knkws this is no glory it is misery for them. Living like criminals in their own countries in 2019.
David Fernando Huaman Alcedo
This vox channel think is funny and nice what they are doing. But they can cause serious problems for these people. I feel sorry for the cubans. They should have said no to these vox people
VINDOMRAM VINDOMRAM
In America its drugs
In Cuba its internet.
Lazy G
Imagine fortnite just Cuba.
Rouzel Waworuntu
indoxxi
Cody Holst
Makes his money on the private black market bit has a picture of che guevara on his wall.. lol
Divyansh Sharma
damn i just saw an indian movie banner bdlapur in that video!
齐天语
1:20 why 1 terabyte is 1000gb?
Master of Everything
I remember this!!lol
Miles Acevedo
U should’ve at least censored his face, u burnt them out
yo yo
6:30 what kind of Chevy is that 55?
Jorgie Mathew
what cuban people also watch bollywood movies I just saw badlapur movie poster on their monitor screen.
jason lul
You just ruined that guys life
KRATE PRODUCTIONS
So now Dany Paquete will be jailed, and Cubans now who to blame.
m18 r18
Esos cubanos son muy inteligentes. They are very resourceful.
Al McKlive
Giving meaning to the phrase: necessity is the mother of invention.
Matthias Oberlin
"viva el comunismo"
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