Diaz-Canel, Machado Ventura Attend Students Congress in Cuba

Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and the Second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, José Ramón Machado Ventura, attend the Ninth Congress of the Student University Federation (FEU) as delegates of honor.

In the Ninth Congress of the FEU, 400 delegates and 100 guests participate representing the 125 000 students involved in the oldest mass organization in the country, guided by the Revolutionary currency, a formula to win, our mission is to fulfill.

Before the conclave began, a student march took place from the Fragua Martiana - a place that pays tribute to the Cuban National Hero, José Martí - to the University of Havana with the purpose of honoring the martyrs of the FEU.

In that act, the delegates ratified their support for the Revolution and its historic leader, Fidel Castro, and the organization's commitment to the pro-independence ideals.

The FEU was founded in 1922 by the revolutionary leader Julio Antonio Mella with the mission of uniting Cuban university students, representing their interests and enforcing their rights

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Cuban University Students Ready for 9th Congress

Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban youths of the University Student Federation (FEU) are preparing the final details of the 9th Congress of that organization to be held from July 6 to 8 in this capital.

The delegations coming from all the country's provinces will arrive in Havana this week, after completing in June an intense calendar of assemblies at that level, in which the achievements and directions of the FEU were addressed.

The conclave will involve 400 delegates and 100 guests representing the 125,000 students that are the oldest mass organization in the country, guided by the currency Revolution, a formula to win, our mission is to fulfill.

Hence, the main debates will focus on the role of Cuban university students in the continuity of the Revolution and the improvement of socialism.

The 9th Congress was convened on January 27 in the March of the Torches, tribute to the National Hero, Jose Marti for the anniversary of his birth.

First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro; Second Secretary, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura; as well as the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Miguel Diaz-Canel, stand out as Delegates of Honor among the participants of the meeting.

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Diaz-Canel: Cuba trusts its young people

Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, member of the Political Bureau of the Party´s Central Committee and First Vice-president of the Council of State and Ministers, stated today that this new generation is essential to build the Cuba we all dream of, a better and equitable society, full of solidarity and humanism, a flourishing and sustainable socialism.


Diaz-Canel Bermudez attended the final session of the National Council of FEU (Cuban Federation of University Students), held at UCI (University of Computer Science), to assess the organization work after the 8th Congress.

FEU top members focused on some hot topics such as the students’ vocation of service as well as their commitment to the Revolution. They also shared ideas and valuable experiences of social and community works the last day of meetings.

One of the hottest subjects was the participation in the second national exercise on control and monitoring of the process Sin Tregua against social indiscipline. Moreover, the support to paramount health programs, sanitation campaigns and vector control, and integral development of Cuban mountain range were also tackled in the meeting.

Other speeches focused on the students’ contribution to the highly important economic battle, productive works, from scientific research to essential tasks and projects for managerial improvement, and the advance in the process of updating Cuban economy.

Diaz-Canel Bermudez referred to these signs of real commitment, will, sacrifice, passion, and trust in the Revolution in his closing speech. He also highlighted that reality contradicts the image spread by the enemy of an indifferent and demobilized Cuban youth.

He stated that they try time after time, and spend millions to de-ideologize and “unplugged” our youth from the revolutionary path, by promoting selfishness and other evil acts.

Diaz-Canel talked about the U.S. subversive plans against Cuba, addressed to young people and actively denounced in a statement issued by the FEU on behalf of the 125,000 members of the organization.

Cubasi Translation Staff

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