On November 22, a delegation from the Ministry of Higher Education of Cuba composed of the General Director of Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies, Ondina León Díaz, PhD, and the Head of theMultilateral Affairs Department, Maiky Díaz Pérez, PhD, together with the Cuban Ambassador Héctor Igarza held a meeting with the Vice Rector of International Relations of Carleton University, Dr. Betina Appel Kuzmarov.
During the meeting, they discussed the academic ties that unite Carleton and Cuban institutions, which date back more than 30 years.
In the city of Gatineau, the Central Council of National Trade Unions of the Outaouais-CSN presented the resolution entitled "Cuba YES, blockade NO" before the Confederal Council of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, CSN.
This resolution was unanimously adopted by the more than 300 delegates present in a plenary session, where the negative impact of the US policy against our Island was denounced. This initiative is part of the TUCA-CSA (Trade Union Confederation of the Americas) campaign in support of Cuba.
I bring from Cuba a message of solidarity and support for the Palestinian people. The indiscriminate attacks against the civil population and the United Nations workers; the bombings against hospitals, ambulances and schools and the mass destruction of housing and vital infrastructure are a collective punishment as well as a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law.
We stand in solidarity with all victims and share the grief of the Arab and Hebrew communities in Cuba.
On the afternoon of Friday, November 10, the book "864 days in the life of Fidel Castro" was presented in Montreal, by writer and academic Edgar Gousse, who collected in more than a thousand pages relevant aspects of the life and work of the Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro, based on personal impressions and a deep admiration for the figure of the historic leader. The evening contributed to the exchange with writers, poets, intellectuals and academics.
The Consul General of Cuba in Toronto, Jorge Yanier Castellanos, exchanged today with the Member of Provincial Parliament, Hardeep Grewal, on the best ways to advance projects of common interest, such as culture and economy, and to bring the communities of the District of Brampton East and Cuba closer together. The Canadian politician, parliamentary assistant to the Minister of Transportation and member of the Standing Committee on Heritage, Infrastructure and Cultural Policy of the Ontario Parliament, received the Cuban diplomat, who took advantage of the occasion to denounce the U.S.