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CELAC condemns illegal use of IT against Cuba
Published on May 1, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Tuesday condemned the illegal use of information and communication technologies against its member states in the case of the recent anti-Cuba social media platform known as Zunzuneo.

The program, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), was designed to destabilize internal order on the island through subversive messages aimed at masses of people.

In a communiqué released on Tuesday, CELAC said that the use of IT in disregard of international regulations has a negative impact on nations and citizens.

The Community noted that the application of IT must be fully compatible with the objectives and principles of the UN Charter and International Law, such as the sovereignty of the states and the non-interference with domestic affairs.

The communiqué also said that international cooperation is the most effective way to counter violations of those principles.

The government of Costa Rica, current pro tempore chair of CELAC, has demanded an explanation from US authorities on the illegal use of Costa Rican territory to launch the anti-Cuba Zunzuneo network.
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