Young Latin American Farmers seek Common Front to face Challenges

Havana, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The activities of the 7th Congress of the Latin American Coordinator of Field Organizations (CLOC) began today in this capital with a meeting to analyze the challenges of the youth of the region.

Under the slogan ‘Youth of the fields, youth of the cities: fight together for our ideals’ participants will discuss issues such as access to water and land, explained Liecer RamĂ­rez, of the Federation of Coffee Growers of the Southern Region of the Dominican Republic.

As part of the events tomorrow, the 6th Women’s Assembly of the CLOC will take place.

During both meetings, a dialogue will be held and strategies will be drawn up to fight for the vindication of various social issues such as equality and the fight against discrimination.

On Thursday, more than 350 delegates from 21 countries, 250 of them foreigners, will visit Cuban farms and cooperatives to learn and exchange experiences.

According to the organizers, the congress will start on Friday and will continue until Sunday.

During the forum, the participants will discuss the need for an integral and popular agrarian reform in Latin America and other issues that affect the inhabitants of the countryside, as well as indigenous people and Afro-descendants.

‘In this historic moment that the continent is experiencing, reaffirming socialism presupposes defending the sovereignty and self-determination of the peoples,’ the coordinator said on her website.

With the slogan ‘From the territory: unity, struggle and resistance, For Socialism and the sovereignty of the people’, the assistants to the congress will also insist on the unity, dignity, justice and self-determination of these social groups.


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