Cuban President Reviews Economic and Social Programs

Havana, Sep 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel had a busy agenda this week, during which he assessed the progress in the economic and social programs in the central province of Villa Clara and Havana.

During his fifth month in office as the head of State and government, the president, who took office on April 19, visited his home province on Wednesday and Thursday, where he toured factories and institutions of the food and raw materials sectors.

He also attended meetings in the framework of the popular consultation taking place in Cuba from August 13 to November 15 to discuss the reform of the Constitution.

Diaz-Canel praised the role played by Cubans in the process to modify the current Constitution, in force since 1976, and said that a more robust carta magna will be drawn up with the poeple’s contribution in neighborhoods, workplaces and educational centers.

The president exchanged criteria with Villa Clara’s citizens and paid tribute to the Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Guevara in the Memorial built in his honor.

Diaz-Canel chaired a meeting in Havana on Thursday to review the actions taken to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the city and to solve some problems that affect its inhabitants.

The president called to seek options to deal with difficulties in public transportation and solid waste collection, and assessed food supplies.

He also attended a meeting here on Thursday with sports authorities to discuss Cuba’s performance in the recently concluded 23th Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Regarding the event, in which Cuba finished second in the table of medals behind Mexico, the president called for a rigorous and analysis open to all about a result that for many Cubans was bad, considering that Cuba has historically finished first in those regional games.

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