Havana, March 8 (Prensa Latina) The second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, ratified here this Friday the support of the island to Venezuela and its president, Nicolas Maduro, before the escalation in the U.S. aggressiveness.
At the Havana Convention Center, speaking at the closing of the 10th Congress of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC), the leader pointed to the Venezuelan people as an extraordinary example of courage and dignity in defense of the truth in the face of an enormous display of lies.
Machado Ventura also recognized the willingness of the South American country to face a U.S. military aggression to guarantee the continuity of the Bolivarian Revolution.
Faced with such a complex scenario, he assured that Cuba will continue to work to prevent suffering and death from taking over the region, and for Latin America to continue being a zone of peace, as proclaimed by the heads of state and government at the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), held in this capital in January 2014.
The second secretary of the Central Committee of the PCC highlighted in his speech the ratification by Cubans, in the February 24 referendum, of the new Constitution of the Republic, a magna carta that – he stressed – reflects the full equality of women and respect for their rights in all areas.
According to Machado Ventura, the FMC congress facilitated profound discussions, which demonstrated women’s advances in the six decades of revolution.
It also urged the organization made up of more than four million women to promote strategies that will lead to a greater role for Cuban women in key sectors of the country’s economy, including production and services.
On the third and final day of the event, the plenary was attended by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Raul Castro, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel.
At the request of the more than 300 delegates present at the Convention Palace, Raul Castro spoke briefly, in which he signified the role of women in a scenario characterized by the updating of the socio-economic model, in the face of the challenge of achieving a prosperous and sustainable socialism.
Today, more than ever, the strength and morale of Cuban women are needed,’ he said.