HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 15 – The top echelons of the Young Communist League (UJC) removed its secretary general, Julio Martínez, and announced the holding of its 9th Congress on April 3 and 4, 2010, reported IPS on Thursday.
The UJC, which claims a half million members, is from where the Communist Party gets its young members.
The new secretary general is Liudmila Alamo Dueñas, who had been the second secretary of the organization.
Presiding over the meeting of the national committee of the UJC that made the leadership change was Cuba’s First Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura.
In one of his interventions Machado said: “More than slogans, what we need is analysis, discussion and convincing and above all the personal example of the activist. All that we do today will guarantee the future of the Revolution and make it long lasting; will improve our socialism, not deform it.”