Lima, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuban civil society’s delegation prepares today its participation in different forums linked to the 8th Summit of the Americas, after having ratified here both its support to Cuban Revolution and Latin American unity.
Cuban youngsters who will participate in the Youth and in the Civil Society Forum, have planned an encounter with Peruvian students and scholars of the University of San Marcos to talk through the current situation of the continent and its nations.
After the delegation’s arrival in Lima marked by strong emotions, joys and pronouncements of support for Cuba and Venezuela, the Caribbean group laid a wreath at the monument to the heroes and precursors of Peruvian independence.
Likewise, the first day of stay in these South American lands closed with a political-cultural event in which the Cuban ambassador here, Sergio Gonzalez, exhorted them to raise the name of their country and to advocate for the causes to which the Revolution has been defending since 1959.
Gonzalez assured Cuban delegation, representative of all strata of society, that ‘like the triumph over the Bay of Pigs’ mercenary invasion in April 1961), here we will have another victory for Cuba.’
Around 170 members of Cuban organizations and associations traveled to this capital with the purpose of conveying the message to their peers from the rest of the American countries.
Among the delegates that will arrive, there are about 70 that will take part in the sessions of the Civil Society Forum, as well as 10 for the Youth Forum, five for the Entrepreneurs Forum and the same number for Parliamentarians (ParlAmericas).
Cuban sources told Prensa Latina that 23 representatives are also coming to attend the Peoples Summit, an event that will begin on April 10th and conclude on the 14th, the last of the two days of the Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The delegation includes students, workers, scientists, athletes, religious people, women, peasants, communicators, artists, intellectuals, economists, lawyers, health professionals and others.
The civil society and the Cuban social actors integrate over 2,000 organizations and associations that are involved in different aspects of human activity, authorized sources explained.