September 28, 2012

News on the youth movement in Cuba

The Cuban Federation of University Students ( FEU) will receive on its ranks this year about 30 thousand entrants to the Cuban universities.

The new FEU members will receive their cards in the entrance ceremonies to be held in each of the higher education institutions of the country, reports the daily Juventud Rebelde.

The Rafael Maria de Mendive University of Pedagogical Sciences in Pinar del Rio will be the venue of the national entry ceremony on Sept 28th .

On this occasion FEU, the oldest youth organization in the country, will pay tribute to Rafael Trejo, its first martyr.

Trejo enrolled to study law at Havana University on Sept 30, 1927 and on that same date, three years later, he was murdered by the assassins of then dictator Gerardo Machado.

The Cuban Ministry of Higher Education (MES) announced in September that universities throughout the country began the 2012-2013 school year with an enrollment of 155,000 students.

In other news, the Young Communist League of Cuba (UJC) on Tuesday appointed Yuniasky Vaquero Crespo as its new national secretary to replace Liudmila Alamo Duenas, who had been in office since 2009.

Prior to his new appointment, Vaquero, 35, served as first secretary of the UJC Provincial Committee in the eastern Tunas province. He had held diverse positions within the UJC at municipal and provincial levels.

At a plenary session, the UJC decided to "release" Alamo from the post for other duties yet to be assigned, the official Granma daily reported.

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