Representatives of two Commissions of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament (Parlatino), Health and Education, inaugurated in Havana, Friday, its regular meeting in the Hotel Nacional.
Attended by 61 parliamentarians from 17 of the 23 nations that comprise it, one of these groups will discuss until Saturday, issues related to the development of health in the region, and the other essential aspects of Education, Culture, Science Technology and Communication.
Speaking on behalf of the National Assembly of People's Power, Rolando González Patricio, alternate Secretary General of Parlatino, considered the majority presence of a representation of the legislative bodies of the area in these two commissions, which for history, work and dedication are vital issues for its social project, reported ACN.
After half a century of work and experience, he said, and in tune with the Marti and Bolivarian commitment, Parlatino is working on institutional improvement and compliance with its founding objectives.
The Cuban deputy stressed the importance that the block currently has as a promoter of exchange and debate in pursuit of meeting the needs of its inhabitants.
Referring to the state of health in Latin America and the Caribbean, he stressed that despite the progress there are still millions of people, including children, who die from curable diseases, while the drugs, depending on market forces, do not reach to all sites alike.
Cuba he ratified, does not have a system of perfect health, but it works every day to make it so, despite the negative effect of the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by the United States, which prevents access to medicines and techniques necessary to improve the quality of treatment, added the Cuban deputy.
On the opening day Luis Aquiles Moreno, secretary of the Alternate Parlatino Commission alsp spoke, reported the Cuban News Agency.
The opening was attended by Ana Maria Mari Machado, vice president of the National Assembly of People's Power and deputies Miguel E. Charbonet, first deputy chairman of the Standing Committee on Education, Culture, Science and Technology and Communication, and Luis Velázquez Pérez, president of the Health and Sports of the Cuban Parliament.
Translated by ESTI