“Raúl’s words have clearly expressed the many challenges facing Party members, the success of the implementation of the guidelines will depend on how we manage these challenges, in particular the question of how to ensure that the people understand what we are defending, why and for whom. We defend this social project not only due to our revolutionary convictions or faith in the leaders of the historic generation, but also for the future of every Cuban family.
What kind of country would we be leaving our children if we dared to risk loosing the Revolution?
THE ECONOMY AND POLITICAL-IDEOLOGICAL WORK: A STRATEGIC COMBINATION
Delegate Mahara González Rodríguez, from Matanzas, highlighted the impact of efforts to strengthen the tourist sector, given its strategic importance to the Cuban economy. The Party must be constantly aware of what this means, we can not overlook the marked decrease of PCC members in this sector. “Just as we are prioritizing investments we must also work on expanding the ranks of the Party, by training young people in a demographic context marked by an aging population.”
THE FAMILY AND NEW GENERATIONS
We are carrying out a transparent exercise here, to debate how to critically approach and evaluate our own processes and performance, noted delegate for Las Tunas, Teresa Amarelle Boué. In reference to the Central Report, Amarelle Boué praised recognition of the role of Cuban women – which since the First Party Congress to date has undergone significant transformations – in the country’s socio-political processes.
CADRE, UJC AND MASS ORGANIZATION POLICIES
Cadre policies, which constitute a key tool in the work of the organization, and the Party’s relationship with the Young Communist League (UJC) and mass organizations, were also approved.
Abelardo Álvarez Gil, a member of the Party Secretariat, highlighted participants’ broad approval of the Central Report presented by the Central Committee First Secretary.