Cuba to Host Anti-Corruption Meeting

Havana, Nov 8. -Organizers of the 5th International Meeting on Society and its challenges facing corruption, to be held in Cuba starting Wednesday, are finalizing on Tuesday the details for the preparations of that event.More than 350 representatives from some 20 American, African and European countries have confirmed their attendance to the three-day event, whose first edition was held in October 2001.

Along with the hosts are delegates from Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, and experts from the International Monetary Fund.

Also on the list are experts from Russia, Spain, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau, according to the meeting´s organizer, Miguel Angel Garcia, chief attorney of the International Relations and Cooperation of the Attorney General.

Responding a question from Prensa Latina, Garcia said this meeting will be that of larger participation of those previously held, and is another example of Cuba´s actions to improve its social model.

The main objective of the meeting, with high scientific nature, is to achieve exchange of experiences at a fraternal and democratic atmosphere, he noted.

The program includes six special speeches, among them Cuba´s Vice President and general comptroller Gladys Bejerano, 13 master lectures, two thematic workshops, 10 papers, and a roundtable discussion.

Among speakers are Antonio Mazzitelli, regional representative for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. (Prensa Latina)