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Cuban women’s organization decorates Chilean activist Alicia Alfaro

Santiago, Chile, Jan 28 (Prensa Latina) Activist Alicia Alfaro on Sunday received the 23 de Agosto medal, granted by the Cuban Women's Federation (FMC) as an acknowledgement of her work to promote women's role and their defense of the Revolution.

Cuban Ambassador to Chile Mercedes Vicente bestowed the medal to Alfaro at a ceremony in Santiago’s Ñuñoa neighborhood.

Alfaro, who is a member of the Communist Party of Chile (PCCh), has maintained a close friendship with eternal FMC President Vilma Espín and Army General Raúl Castro.

She was the young woman chosen to accompany Vilma and the Cuban delegation to the 1st Latin American Women’s Congress in Santiago in November 1959.

In her speech at the ceremony, the Cuban ambassador acknowledged Alicia’s generosity, friendship with Cuba, and support for the Revolution in its challenges.

She also highlighted her work in defense of women’s rights, both in Chile and worldwide.

Alicia Alfaro was linked to the work of the Women’s International Democratic Federation.