Google announced yesterday a Spanish-language toolbar for Cubans. The new toolbar, or barra de busqueda, streamlines Internet searching and bookmarking. In August of last year, Google made its Chrome web browser available in Cuba so people can search “faster and safer,” according to Pedro Less Andrade, the company’s director of public government and political affairs for Latin America.
Also this week, in a move that parallels the expanding digital connections between Cubans and Americans, the United States lifted its ban on commercial ferry service to Cuba. That adds to the charter air services that focus on allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families.