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“Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum: Nothing can stop young Cubans

Via Granma – More than 400 young people and experts participated in the “Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum, held at the University of Havana, as part of activities in the lead up to the 8th Summit of the Americas.

CUBA has a lot to show the world and to be proud of, as noted by more than 400 young people and experts who participated in the “Thinking the Americas” Youth Forum, held at the University of Havana, as part of activities in the lead up to the 8th Summit of the Americas.

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Reflections: A mirror in the web from Cuba


Post By @CubanWindow

Another goal scored against those who continue to draw the beautiful island as a missing point on the map of the social digital dynamics.

Reflejos (Reflections) is a platform created under the .cu domain (, from 100 x 100 Cuban servers that users can access freely and at no cost from the Youth Computer Club or other device and in which they have a space to share opinions, interests and needs in text format, images and videos, far from the censorship that other platforms apply to the bloggers who try to share their truth from the island, the truth that the big media hide us, which has no echo in the networks.

It is a tool designed and programmed by the Clubs themselves based on the content management made available to Cuban Internet users.

You can search for real cubans blogs from A to Z …. HERE

Recommend: Arte Comic – Magazine and digital platform dedicated to promote the comic as an art, its development in Cuba and other areas of the planet, as well as the JORNADAS ARTECÓMIC event, the only convention dedicated to the ninth art on the island.

Short answers: dreams and transformations in Cuba from the young + Analysis


Post By @CubanWindow  summary of the Original: Fifteen ways young people can (or want to) change their world /  Susana Gómes Bugallo via Youth Rebels

“There is a group of young people who feel that their space of action is limited and that all they can do is question things.

They are more focused on the debate, what is happening and how much it impacts.
What they can do is related to debate with a lot of criticism, something that is good … although these concerns do not pass for themselves, but for what is outside, and do not worry about how much they can do to change that, but to recognize how much can others make that make decisions, as if we were not part of that other. “….continues below, following the comments of the young (1)

What do you do every day to change the world, society or your nearest environment?…… out into the streets, trying to get the young people involved in a dialogue …

(Melina Iturriaga, University student)

We are preparing to understand the country and be able to help it in the future.
First you have to understand the current problems, then project yourself into the future, because if you do not understand where you live, you can do nothing to change it.
That is why I am very interested in social problems, structure, power relations and how to contribute to a more democratic and participatory society in which social inclusion is even greater.

(Rocío Montes, student of History)

I think studying is a good way to change society, especially when we see the difficulties of training because, with the rise of self-employment, many people are leaving the university and opting for immediate work. The most important in this stage is the study and the professional improvement. I do this for myself and for my society. Because not only waiters are needed, but also philosophers and engineers are required.

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Youths (Update) – Loud and clear: The Cuban Youth is continuity, not relay

A country without young people is destined to be a shadow.
Silvio Rodríguez

The young Cubans are the continuation of the founding generation of the Cuban Revolution, not the relay, the new generations, very committed to the legacy of the historic leader, Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and the support of the Communist Party of Cuba, will continue to defend socialism And participating in the economic and social changes that the country needs.

Post By @CubanWindow from the Original in Spanish:  Hombres nuevos by Ladyrene Pérez  – @makuijo on Cubadebate

The island has put its hopes in the youth.

Continuity and future to safeguard the realized dream of his noble struggles.

Rebel acts that came from love, inherited their children.

Nation that has earned the thought and heart of a generation, which is now adjusting itself.

Piece of land inhabited by revolutionaries who are what their parents would have wanted to be: shoots of their time and circumstances.

Children of the Special Period and their privations.

Citizens with conviction without borders, nor silences.

Recipients of achievements reached for them.

Young people who know a country that is at the top, the same one that invokes them to sustain the beloved country and to populate it with new men.

A Critical Look from the Youth Cuban Perspective

Citizen tranquility is a conquest that makes us proud and differentiates us from many societies in the world, is the guarantee for the happy growth of our children and the safe work of the whole family, so we must preserve it at all costs.

Post By @CubanWindow

Despite what the media wants to show us, Cuba is one of the safest countries in the world for both nationals and foreigners who visit it.

However, Cuban authorities and institutions struggle for some years with the social indisciplines that the special period in time of peace (*)  sow in a country that has high indicators of education (from preschool to university) and a high cultural level among its inhabitants.

Consequences for the Cuban Family… the effects were not limited to the economic sphere, since the quality of life of the families was reduced to very low levels of survival. Within the prevailing social climate, there was an increase in social inequality, which contributed to the loss of values, increasing individualism and competition among people and promoting social ills in certain sectors of the population.

You can find valuable information about the special period in time of peace in ECURED CUBA  (note: needs to be translated into Spanish)

Now, take a look at this excellent report that shows realities and seeks solutions from the sight of the youth cubans.

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Serve With Pride From the Youth

The title comes from @Cuban Window

The information comes from  Millennial Politics – Connecting Next Generation Political Leaders & Organizations

Rep. Aundre Bumgardner (R) – Newly Elected Rep for Connecticut’s 41st District

At 20-years-old, Aundre knocked on over 5,000 doors to earn a spot on the ballot in his largely Democratic district two years ago. “I don’t meet the litmus test for your conventional Republican, whether by my race or my age,” Bugardner said in a Huffington Post article in 2015. “But since my district is historically blue, I can’t be a partisan zealot or create more problems in the statehouse than I solve. Because of that, Democrats so far have welcomed me with open arms.” Fast forward to today, he proudly serves as his state representative with his main focuses being lowering taxes and improving Connecticut’s education system.

Rep. Ian C. Calderon – Youngest Majority Leader in California History

The current Majority Leader in the California State Assembly, and he’s the youngest Majority Leader in California history. Hailing from Whittier, CA, Calderon was elected in 2012 after just celebrating his 27th birthday. At the time, he was the youngest State Legislator in California. Before being elected to the State Assembly, Ian worked both in the private and public sectors. After graduating from college, Ian went to work for the apparel company Hurley International. There, he was the retail marketing manager for the LA/Inland Empire territory. After working for Hurley, he left the private sector to work for the California State Assembly as a Legislative Field Deputy. While in office, he’s authored and championed bills that protect homeless veterans, require more frequent inspection of elderly care facilities, and mandated an increase in arts education funding. Calderon appears to be another rising star in the Democratic party, so be sure to follow him on social media and keep your eyes and ears open for him.

Solomon Goldstein-Rose became the State Representative for Massachusetts’ 3rd District.

His policies range from combating Climate Change and reimagining our tax code to treating opioid addiction and fighting for equal rights regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. Watch his performance in the debate on his website and you won’t be disappointed.

Josh Thompson – Candidate for Mayor of NYC

Recently announced his intent to run for Mayor of New York City. A 30-year old native of New Jersey, he’s spent his career as an educator, advocate, and public servant.

He’s overcome some pretty incredible challenges in his life and it’s likely that he’ll have a tough race against the sitting Mayor, Bill de Blasio, a darling Progressive Left. We at MPM certainly admire Josh’s ambition and wish him the best of luck.

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