Solidarity Meeting with Cuba in Mexico

Solidarity Meeting with Cuba in Mexico Oaxaca, Mexico, Mar 11. – The 17th National Meeting of the Mexican Movement of Solidarity with Cuba will conclude on Sunday in this capital, with a final declaration that collects the proposals of four working commissions.

The two-day event has been attended by 400 delegates from 20 Mexican states, from Ciudad Juarez, in Chihuahua (north), to Chiapas (south), under a common slogan: Unity to support the Cuban people.

The opening ceremony was attended by Cuban Ambassador to Mexico Manuel Aguilera.

The diplomat recalled in his speech the history of solidarity that joins both nations, especially because Mexican leader Benito Juarez (1806-1872) visited Cuba and had a great friendship with Cuban poet Pedro Santacilia (1834-1910), who married his daughter Manuela.

The meeting was also attended by representatives of the state government, political parties, civil groups and Raul Carreño, first secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy in Mexico, who is in charge of Political Affairs and Social Movements.

Also present at the meeting was a delegation of representatives from the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the Cuban Federation of University Students (FEU) and National Social Sciences Award winner Fernando Martinez Heredia, who gave a master lecture on the current situation in Cuba.

The commissions' work was held on Saturday afternoon. Updated information, questions, and initiatives were discussed at the commissions on youth network, solidarity movement: experiences and prospects.

In the commission on the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters inprisoned in Miami on September 12, 1998, participants insisted on redoubling the efforts to demand and end to that injustice.(Prensa Latina)