Anti-imperialist Students Come together in Havana

The 50th anniversary of the Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization is celebrated this Thursday 

By: Yuniel Labacena Romero


2016-08-11 | 13:16:45 EST

August 11, 2016


Half a century of the Latin American and Caribbean Students Organization (OCLAE) is celebrated this Thursday in Havana, where this platform of struggle was born on August 11, 1966. The meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Anti-imperialist Students is the at core of the festivity.

This important event, which will strengthen the unity of the leaders of the region, reflects an organization which, like its chairperson Heidy Villuendas Ortega said, has consolidated as the only and more articulated student association of the continent, which has united its members in the fight for social recognition.

This Thursday, foundation date, the central act for the birth of OCLAE will be held at the Main Hall of the University of Havana, which will be attended by leaders from the region taking part in the aforementioned meeting who arrived in Havana this Wednesday. In addition a  representation of the High School Student Federation and the University Student Federation of our country will attend the meeting, as well as students from other countries schooling in Cuban universities.

As part of the anniversary and the meeting of anti-imperialist students –which is timed to conclude next August 13, in tribute to the 90th birthday of Fidel, main inspirer of OCLAE – the delegates will debate in workshops, will attend the opening of a poster exhibition and the presentation of two books dedicated to the Commander in Chief and the Latin American student movement. This event will also be hosted by ALBA Cultural Center, José Martí Memorial at the Revolution Square, the Casa de las Américas and the Museum of Revolution.

Translated by ESTI

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