Brazilians Know the Truth about Cuba

Brazilians Know the Truth about CubaBrasilia, Jun 29. -Seminars on the truth about Cuba continued Wednesday in Brazil with sessions at the University of Brasilia and the Leonel Brizola Foundation of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT).

The seminars by Cuban experts aim to get out the facts about the revolutionary process in the island, as well as the recent decision by the Cuban Communist Party to update the socialist model, with approved changes to economic policy.

Participants at the forums included Kenia Serrano, a member of the Cuban parliament and president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples; Cuban Book Institute president Zuleica Romay; the Cubadebate website's editor, Rosa Miriam Elizalde; and Magali Llort, mother of Fernando Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists unfairly imprisoned in the United States.

Organized by Brazilian groups, the seminars got underway last Friday in Sao Paulo, continued in Rio de Janeiro Monday, and reached Brasilia yesterday with a debate, The Cuban Revolution 52 Years Later: Transformations and Challenges.

During another seminar, Cuba's Image in the Brazilian Press: an Objective Vision of Cuban Reality, Brazilian journalist Carlos Alberto Almeida said that speaking about that issue in Brazil is a great injustice, because Brazilians are prevented from knowing the truth about the Cuba.

The Brazilian big business media is not interested in the facts about Cuban, meaning people have no way of knowing that Cuba and Brazil are carrying out a joint project to produce vaccines for Africa, or that they are associates in a tripartite program with Haiti for health care in that country.

It is also not known that Cuba, a country that eradicated illiteracy in the early 1960s, designed the "Yes, I Can" method to teach people how to read and write not only in Spanish and other languages, but in indigenous dialects as well. (Prensa Latina)