Gloria Machado León 8 marzo, 2017
«In my backpack I would take the Cuban people, the best thing Cuba has is its people,» said René González, Hero of the Republic of Cuba, in the debate held at the Fuel Company, CUPET, in the city of Matanzas, As part of the youth project Cuba in my backpack. The question: What would you keep from this Island in your luggage? Governed the exchange where Cubans of different generations opined regarding the national identity. Friends, joy, the flag, a little bit of land, the conviction of the return and images of Martí, Che and Fidel were some of the answers of the meeting. «This is a purely cultural project, which focuses not only on Cubanness, but also on local idiosyncrasy. He participated systematically in an intellectual or personality, in this case we chose René González for the impact of this figure on the young, «said Darianna Acuña Polledo, president of the Martiano Youth Movement in the province. «I support this idea because I believe in the importance of the debate, of the dialogue, I think we have to explain many things to the new generations that, due to their young age or inexperience, they do not know. «The main value of this town is solidarity, that sense of giving to others regardless of risks or obstacles. Every Cuban who was born with the Revolution, even when he ignores it or does not recognize it, has a Fidel inside that can come at the most unexpected moment, «said the vice-president of the Cultural Society José Martí. The program of activities included a visit to the Vocational Pre-university Institute of Exact Sciences Carlos Marx and the Nelson Barrera Cultural Center, located in the neighborhood of La Marina. The initiative, promoted by the Martiano Youth Movement and the Union of Young Communists, began in 2014 and in this, its fourth edition, will extend to several municipalities of Matanzas and the territories of Villa Clara, Sancti Spíritus, Holguin, Pinar Del Río and Havana.
Photos: Abel López Montes de Oca
Original text by Sheila Ibáñez Yanes on