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Caracas, May 19 (P L) Cuban delegates to the 18th Latin American and Caribbean Student Congress (Oclae), to be held in this capital, paid tribute this Sunday to Liberator Simon Bolivar and Cuba”s National Hero, Jose Marti.
With a floral offering in the square named after the national apostle, located in the center of Caracas, young Cubans will pay tribute to Marti 124 years after his fall in combat, the Cuban embassy in Venezuela told Prensa Latina.

Likewise, this Sunday morning they will visit the Pantheon where the remains of Bolivar and other patriots of the independence feats of Latin America rest.

An average of 38 international organizations, as well as 24 student leaders from different countries, are summoned to the meeting, which will take place from May 20 to 25.

Cuba will be represented by the president of the University Student Federation (FEU), Raul Palmero, in addition to the former Minister of Culture and Intellectual Abel Prieto, the Hero of the Republic of Cuba, Gerardo Hernandez, along with 100 other delegates.

The young Cuban woman and president of the Oclae, Mirthia Brossard, in exclusive declarations for Prensa Latina, emphasized that not by chance Venezuela is the seat of the conclave, ‘we will defend the importance of the continental unity of the left, against the direct attacks of the Government of the United States and its geostrategic allies’.

In that sense, he assured that the presence of the world’s progressive youth in Venezuela demonstrates the intention and responsibility to preserve the revolutionary process.

For her part, the first secretary of the Young Communist Union, Suselys Morfa, during the flag-stamping of the Cuban delegation affirmed the students going to Venezuela ‘carry a strong message of the firmness of our people and especially of its youth, in the face of the escalation of actions against Cuba on the part of the U.S. government.

The organizers of the event explained to the press that the venue of the event will be the National Experimental Security University (Unes), venue where they will analyze issues related to the struggle for a free, emancipatory education against imperialism.