Deisy Francis Mexidor
Fernando Remirez de Estenoz, head of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party, met Friday in Havana with an official delegation of the Green Party of Portugal, which has been visiting the island since March 9.
Maria Manuela Cunha, Jose Miguel Goncalves and Rogerio Cassona, National Executive Committee members of the Green Party, founded in 1982, praised the advances and benefits of the Energy Revolution taking place in Cuba.
Deeply moved by their first trip to the island, the visitors also noted the measures that Cuba is implementing to preserve the environment, which they witnessed first hand during trips to Las Terrazas, Pinar del Rio and the Zapata Swamp in Matanzas.
Cunha said the delegation exchanged points of view with people from a rural community and at a home in Pinar del Rio. There they also saw the low-energy appliances that the Cuban government has made available to families.
The Portuguese politicians made note of investments made by the government for scientific research and social organization and saw the high degree of citizen participation achieved.
The Green Party leaders were also informed on the damage caused by the nearly half century blockade imposed by the US against Cuba.