Cuba Reelected to Council of the ITU

With more votes than in previous elections, Cuba was re-elected for the sixth consecutive time as a member of the Council of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

During the 18th Conference of Plenipotentiaries that is underway since October 4 in Guadalajara, Mexico, the island obtained one of the nine spots given to the Americas with 125 votes.

The other countries of the region elected as members of the ITU Council were Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, the United States, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela.

The Cuban delegation described their election to this body of 48 members as a victory for the island and for regional integration.

In Guadalajara, Cuba denounced that Washington’s almost 50-year-old blockade of the island prevents the country from access to state-of-the-art technology, systems, software and access to Internet sites and services.

They also denounced that nearly 2,000 hours are broadcast through 30 frequencies from the United States to Cuba with subversive purposes violating international law and many other regulations.

The Cuban delegation to the ITU meeting, which is held every four years, is led by Ramon Linares, first deputy president of the Cuban Ministry of Informatics and Communication.
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