From an article by David Pye, on Globe and Mail:
Despite being one of the world’s last standing communist regimes, Cuba has proved masterful at reinventing its economic priorities in troubled times.
Since 1991, Cuba’s information technology sector has been developing at warp speed and now consists of about 45,000 highly skilled workers, 38 per cent of whom have specialized degrees. More than 85 per cent of the country’s IT industry is concentrated in technical services and software development.
“We’ve been investing in this sector for the last 14 years and we now have highly skilled IT workers at every level,” says Luis Marin, general manager of Avante, the marketing arm of Cuba’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communications. “IT doesn’t require a lot of investment . . . except in human resources.”
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