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The Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), the largest mass organization in Cuba, begin its 8th Congress at the Conference Center in Havana.

Delegates throughout the country will arrange to discuss the adaptation of the functioning of the organization in face of the updating of the island's socio-economic model, and other phenomena present in the Cuban society.

The organization's national coordinator Carlos Rafael Miranda told local television that combating social indisciplines and illegalities are among the permanent objectives of the CDR, organized in blocks and integrated by neighbors.

Among the proposals are to keep the posts of president, organizer, and head of economy and services, and expand vigilance to strengthen the ideological work and crime prevention, he said.

It also proposes to create a new secretariat for sport, culture, and recreation, to encourage the development of activities that contribute to the formation and rescue of values and civic attitudes in the population. The meeting of CDR members was preceded by a large assembly process that analyzed the work done, and proposed to strengthen management levels.

The congress will end on Sept. 28, date in which the organization celebrates its 53rd anniversary. It is expected the day before with a popular party organized by the neighbors.

The CDR emerged on a proposal of the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, when the island suffered the ravages of terrorism and other actions of aggression from the United States.

Source: Prensa Latina

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