Carlos Rafael Miranda presents Wílber Lobaina Coy, head of Guantánamo’s youth delegation, with the national flag. Photo: Jorge Luis Merencio

Guantánamo.– Youth delegations to the Ninth Congress of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR) - which will continue to be established through October - will be composed of more than 7,200 outstanding CDR members.
This, according to Carlos Rafael Miranda Martínez, national CDR coordinator and a member of the Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, speaking to Granma after presenting the delegation from the municipality of Guantánamo with the Cuban flag during a ceremony which took place in the city’s José Martí Park.
Attending the ceremony were Rafael Pérez Fernández, first Party secretary in the municipality and a member of the Central Committee; Oreste Hernández Martínez, a member of the Party Provincial Bureau; and Aleida Guevara March, daughter of Heroic Guerilla Ernesto Che Guevara, who later met and spoke with those selected.
Miranda Martínez explained that as faithful defenders of the work of the Revolution, youth delegations will lead specific tasks in the run-up to the organization’s Ninth Congress, set to be held next year, and participate in agricultural and construction activities alongside the Young Communists League.
He noted that delegations will support the election process in which delegates to Municipal Assemblies of People’s Power will be selected, and have the opportunity to visit neighborhoods and communities, as well as enjoy festive activities.
The delegation from Guantánamo includes 60 members (31 women and 29 men), all of whom hold positions of responsibility in their areas or CDRs.
Guantánamo City Historian José Sánchez Guerra, reminded members of the significance of José Martí Park, where the flag bearing ceremony took place , noting that the site represents an eternal tribute by residents to Cuba’s national hero.