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AP/USA Today: U.N. Trade Forum Examines Technology Gap

Jun 19, 2004, 03:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The technology gap between poor and rich countries remains a major barrier to easing world poverty, delegates said Thursday as a weeklong U.N. trade and development forum wound toward its end.

"'Even the academic literature on information technology suggests that it is only applicable to industrially developed countries,' said President-elect Leonel Fernandez of the Dominican Republic, who takes office Aug. 16. 'We have to change that...'"

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