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Cuba is an example in the attention and inclusion of handicapped people, despite the limitations in resources due to the over 50 years long US blockade, an Ecuadorean expert said in Havana.
Ana Lucia Arellano, president of the Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS), praised the work of Cuban Association of Persons with Physical and Motor Disabilities (ACLIFIM) that, according to her, is unmatched in Latin America and widely respected in the region.
Cuba is a role model for us, and when we have visited this country before we have met with its leaders and got to know firsthand their work and love to empower people with disabilities, Arellano told Cuban News Agency
She announced that during the Sixth Riadis Conference to take place in Havana from this Monday through the 17th, leaders from Latin America will exchange on good practices, learn and build together a base where everyone can contribute with ideas and experiences and others take from there.
This Congress will have the Havana’s Conventions Center as its venue and will be attended by over 200 delegates from 20 nations to define the work of the Association for the next 4 years. (acn)

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