Students, university students, workers, farmers and Cuban workers who defended our independence in the context of the Continental Day for Democracy and Against Neoliberalism
Students, workers, farmers and Cuban workers joined again by Cuba. Photo: Roberto SuárezZoom
"Our struggle is just. Nobody has the right to interfere in the destiny of our country, to decide for us what we want in our present and our future."
This was said by Jennifer Bello Martinez, national president of the University Students Federation (FEU) and member of the State Council, in the historic Plaza Ignacio Agramonte University of Havana (UH), which hosted students, university students, workers, farmers and Cuban workers who defended our independence in the context of the Continental Day for Democracy and against Neoliberalism.
"Today, the booming neoliberal project weakens any nation that thinks of the needy and carries the banner of humanism, inclusion, peace, equity ...
"There have been coups d'état that changed governments. The closest example is in Brazil, but also there is the constant harassment of the revolutionary processes in Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, and there is the intention to hamper the achievement of peace in Colombia, "she explained.
Cuban mobilization was the framework conducive to celebrate the victory of Mar del Plata 11 years ago, when the Latin American peoples buried the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), the imperial project aimed geopolitically to put the region under American domination.
Within the various facets of the Continental Day, Cuba focuses on defending its sovereignty, especially when the US government has set out a presidential directive of a marked interventionist nature.
Therefore, the young "must know deeply and analyze the current state of relations between Cuba and the United States, and join the Latin American youth so there is no decline in social transformations that have occurred in the region," said Heidi Villuendas Ortega, president of the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean Students (OCLAE).
Marti said in the nineteenth century that it was time to be counted and march united, and we should walk united in tight formation, like silver in the roots of the Andes. "This Continental Conference advocates that struggle which is also here today," said Yusuam Palacios Ortega, president of the Marti Youth Movement. The music of Tony Avila and his group put special emphasis on an afternoon in favour of social revolutions and against imperialism.
The students defended the achievements of almost 60 years of revolution in an anti-imperialist afternoon of songs and voices.
Translated by ESTI