Children and youth in Cuba learn computer skills at an early age. However, difficulties in terms of access to information technology and communications are limiting the development and extension of this project.
Martín also confirmed his rejection of so-called plurinational initiatives or ones that are more restrictive in terms of the number of participants currently being promoted by certain industrialized countries, to the detriment of the fundamental principles of the Multilateral Trading System.
The previous week in Geneva, Cuban representative Juan Antonio Quintanilla, speaking at the 13th session of the Working Group on the Right to Development, a UN Human Rights Council subsidiary body, stated that the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade is a massive, flagrant and systematic violation of Cuban citizens’ human rights.
Quintanilla emphasized that the U.S. blockade is intensifying, despite reiterated and virtually unanimous demands for its elimination on the part of the international community.
He noted that direct economic damage inflicted by the restrictive U.S. policy stood in excess of $104 billion in December 2010, using current prices and very conservative estimates.
He added that this figure would increase to $975 billion if the depreciation of the dollar in relation to the value of gold on the financial market were to be taken into account. (AIN)