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President of the Cuban Parliament attends the Congress of Latin American Studies Association in Montreal

The President of the Cuban Parliament, Ricardo Alarcon, is a special guest at the sessions of the 27th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), which kicked off in the Canadian city of Montreal.

The mass media pointed out that the association is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.

The event will run until Saturday with the participation of some 6 000 academics from different nations who will debate the main issue entitled: "After the Washington consensus: collaborative Scholarships for a new America".

Cuba's representation is made up of 135 academics and intellectuals who will present papers on issues related to the work of scientific and cultural institutions on the island.

The venue of the event was originally programmed for the city of Boston and was later changed to Montreal due to Washington's refusal to grant entry visas to the Cuban delegation to the LASA congress.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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