08/17/13- Prensa Latina (Habana) - Cuba's Largest Mass Organization Renews Structure
Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) The Committees for the Defense of the
Revolution (CDR), the largest mass organization in Cuba, are engaged in a
process of structural organization and is renewing its grassroots
leadership to make the work more effective.
CDR national coordinator Carlos Rafael Miranda said that during an assembly
process, the country renewed about 60 percent of grassroots executive
posts, 38.5 percent of which are people under 40 years, and women are more
than 50 percent.
The structure of the organization, which assembly 92.6 percent of the
population older than 14, is being readapted, to make it more functional to
tackle new challenges, the official said.
As the largest mass organization in the nation with more than eight million
members, the CDR are called to play an important role in the battle against
social indiscipline and illegalities to which the country's leadership has
called us, Miranda stressed, cited by Granma newspaper.
The CDR, together with the Federation of Cuban Women, recently launched a
call to fight "without trace against social indiscipline," and rescue
order, harmony and formal education in the Caribbean nation.
The 8th Congress of the CDR, in which about 500 delegates and guests from
around the country will discuss the work done and work strategies for the
coming years, will be held on September 26, 27 and 28 at the Conference
Center in Havana, the daily reports
The CDR was created on September 28, 1960 by the leader of the Revolution,
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