Protest Over School Closing in Las Tunas

HAVANA TIMES — Under the slogan “Defending the People’s Will,” a group of local residents in eastern Las Tunas Province made public their support for Sirley Leon Avila, an elected delegate who is fighting to re-open an area school.

Ms. Avila Leon is now struggling for the re-opening of the community school that was closed last year by provincial authorities due to the low number of students in the town of Limones.

According to members of the press who have followed the case, Cuba has submitted reports to the United Nations citing as “social achievements” the existence on the island of 201 schools having only one student each, 294 with two, 313 with three, 315 with four, and 272 with only five.