Cuba reminds that, despite
the advances achieved in the fields of science and technology, asymmetries
still continue to exist. It evokes that the “digital divide” creates new
contrasts within countries. In 2001, for example, the countries with the
highest income concentrated 73% of the Internet users and 95,5% of the
computers connected to it. By 2002 it was estimated that only 2,4 % of
humankind acceded to the Internet, while between 50 and 60% struggled
against poverty. Cuba affirms that Internet should not remain in the hands
of the main owners of transnational capitals.
Therefore, it considers as imperative the creation of a democratic
intergovernmental institution to regulate it and to promote international
cooperation and transference of financial and technology resources. There is
a need for an international revolution in the field of education and it is
possible to eradicate illiteracy and to extend the education up to the sixth
grade throughout the world.