Monrovia, May 31 2021 - Invited by the Angie Brooks International Center, the Cuban head of mission Mercedes L. Martínez Herrera participated as a judge in the Slum Pitch Festival in which 12 communities of the capital district of Montserrado took part.
Before the competition began, the Cuban diplomat spoke about the social integration of Cuban youth and the work of social workers in Cuba, a speech that was very well received by the young Liberians eager to learn about the Cuban reality.
Martínez Herrera affirmed that the Cuban government places young people at the center of its policies and stressed that youth employment is not a problem in Cuba and that all graduates of higher and technical education are guaranteed a job.
Referring to the effects of the U.S. blockade on Cuba, he said that this policy is the main obstacle to the normal development and development of the new generations and the population in general, and the greatest obstacle to the development of the goals of Cuban youth.
He also explained the leading role played by Cuban youth in the fight against the current Covid-19 pandemic.