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Ottawa, October 2, 2020.- On this Thursday afternoon, the Cuban Ambassador to Canada, Josefina Vidal, gave a virtual conference to students in the course “Politics in Latin America”, at the University of Ottawa.
During her speech, the Ambassador referred to the achievements and challenges of the Cuban Revolution, delved into the process of popular debate and approval of the new Constitution and its progressive content in the social field, particularly the recognition and enjoyment of the rights to health and education of women, children, youth and the elderly, among others, as well as the changes introduced in the structure of the State and Government and the reflection in our Fundamental Law of the economic transformations that are taking place in the country.
A global pandemic has changed everyday life drastically. From one day to the next, millions of people get infected and thousands die even when their life expectancy was longer thanks to development. Hospital systems with high-level services have collapsed and the health structures of poor countries are affected by their chronic lack of capacity. Drastic quarantines are turning the most populated cities into deserted areas. Social life is non-existent except in the digital networks. Theaters, discos, galleries and even schools are closed or being readjusted.