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The US blockade affects the development of the educational sector in Cuba

The US blockade affects the development of the educational sector in Cuba

Education is today in the areas most affected by the United States-imposed blockade on Cuba for more than six decades, and it is intensifying with the aim of destroying the revolutionary process on the island.

According to estimates, between January and July 2021, there has been a loss of about 30 lakh 32 thousand 550 dollars in this area due to the US siege.

That power, dominated by companies and firms from the United States, and the impossibility of accessing the markets of other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, makes it difficult to obtain the physical base of study, furniture, and necessary equipment. Educational teacher with process high quality.

These provisions limit academic exchange, and make it impossible for Cuban professors and experts to participate in many virtual events.

The impact of this policy sensibly affects special education, as it forces the purchase of specialized equipment in geographically distant markets, resulting in cost escalation.

Such provisions make it impossible for children with physical-motor disabilities to purchase items such as electric wheelchairs, who cannot use conventional ones due to their inherent deformities, presented by Cuba to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recently. Detailed description of the report is given. On the need to put an end to this hostile policy of Washington.

Due to the extra-territoriality of that fence, for example, in July 2021, the British company Gecko Arts & Media, a regular supplier of school supplies to Cuban institutions associated with special education, withdrew the guarantee of trade with Cuba. decided to.

On 3 November, the world almost unanimously, for the thirtieth time, advocated lifting the blockade, with 184 countries voting in favor and only two (the United States and Israel) voting against.

How long this hostile policy will remain in force is a question Washington cannot answer without revealing its interventionist intentions and its outright contempt for the Cuban people.

Despite this enormous impediment to its development, Cuba maintains a universal and free education system, to which it allocates efforts and significant resources that last year represented 24 percent of its state budget.


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