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Havana hosts International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba

Havana, May 2 (Prensa Latina)200 years after the Monroe Doctrine, more than 1,000 foreign delegates are participating in the ongoing International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba and Anti-imperialism at the Havana-based Conference Center.

Foreign visitors and some 200 national delegates raise their voices to condemn the US economic, commercial, and financial blockade and for the removal of Cuba from Washington’s unilateral list of nations allegedly sponsoring terrorism.

During the last few days, friends who traveled to Cuba participated in the 13th International Scientific Workshop “May Day,” in which contemporary debates on historiography, theory, a method for the study of labor and workers, and social movements in the Americas, were among its leading axes.

Migration, labor force, labor policies, the history of the labor movement, and the historical and cultural heritage of workers and peasants were also issues of interest.

The delegates to the traditional solidarity event also met with 14 workplaces and residents of Havana’s neighborhoods, where they learned about the projects to transform the capital’s communities.

Union leaders and others from solidarity organizations and social movements attended the event, organized by the Cuban Workers Federation (CTC) and the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP).

The expression known as “The Monroe Doctrine” (America for the Americans) was credited to James Monroe, the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), in 1823.