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Cuban Government Launch Their Own Wikipedia

The government of Cuba has launched a Wikipedia-like online encyclopaedia, aimed at offering its perspective of the world and history.

Ecured aims "to create and disseminate the knowledge of all and for all, from Cuba and with the world."

According to BBC News, the Spanish language website already contains some 20,000 entries.

“Its philosophy is the accumulation and development of knowledge, with a democratising, not profitable, objective, from a decolonizer point of view,” the website says.

The organisation also offers the chance for users to make editorial changes, although restrictions exist on around 2,000 contentious articles.

This is reflected in the Ecured page describing the US, which refers to the nation as the "empire of our time, which has historically taken by force territory and natural resources from other nations, to put at the service of its businesses and monopolies."