Cuba denounces the impact of the U.S. blockade on the information technology sector

United Nations, May 4 (RHC)--The U.S. blockade today substantially impacts Cuba's communications and information technology sector. It generates millions of dollars in losses, according to the island's permanent representative to the United Nations.
 Pedro Luis Pedroso stressed that, despite the obstacles, his country is deploying actions to advance the process of computerization of society.
Likewise, the ambassador stressed that from January to July 2021, the economic damages and losses caused by the U.S. blockade to the communications and information technology sector, including telecommunications, are estimated at 37 million 520 thousand 578 dollars.
Speaking on Tuesday at the General Debate of the 44th meeting of the Committee on Information, he referred to how Cuba is working very intensively in the development of telecommunications infrastructure and services.
The Cuban diplomat added, this sector of Information and Communications Technologies is part of the strategic axes within the National Economic and Social Development Plan until 2030.
The Cuban representative to the international organization also warned about the progressive and systematic increase in the aggressiveness of U.S. policy against his country in recent years.
Washington uses with particular viciousness digital platforms and cyberspace to try to subvert the political and legal system of the island, denounced Pedroso.
He explained that in the first three months of the year 2022 alone, 20,830 hours had been illegally transmitted from U.S. territory to Cuba through 20 frequencies.
The Cuban ambassador also called for establishing a new, fairer, and more equitable world information and communications order aimed at strengthening peace and international understanding.



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