Several social sectors, organized by the Cuban Workers’ Confederation (CTC), demonstrated to reaffirm their support for the leaders of the Communist Party and the government, in a country strongly besieged by the administration of the United States.
For Laura Bacallao, president of the University Students’ Federation (FEU) at the University of Camagüey, “despite having lost valuable people due to the Covid-19 pandemic, here we are with new challenges, and society has taken on projects that are being drafted for a better Cuba in 2022.”
Bacallao, who studies journalism, spoke about young people’s confidence in the nation’s prospects, “with motivations that will increase with everyone’s involvement.”
For his part, 19-year-old Dariel Dominguez, a diver who won the gold medal at the Pan-American Youth Games held in Cali, Colombia, recently, said that “contrary to what many think, Cuba’s sports movement is alive, and could be seen at the Olympic Games, where the para-athletes also stood out.”
Some reasons led thousands of people in this region, located 540 kilometers east of Havana, to demonstrate “for a happier Cuba, where women are the fruit of opportunities without discrimination,” trade unionist Vilma Del Pino said.
Despite the damage caused by Covid-19, amid an economic restructuring process and with new prospects, Camagüey residents returned to this historic place to celebrate a new anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, a beacon and guide of left-wing political movements in Latin America.