HAVANA, CUBA.- People’s Democracy, the weekly publication of the Indian Communist Party (Marxist), highlights in a long article the eradication of severe malnutrition in Cuba, in spite of the US blockade of the island.
The publication based its report on a recent information issued by UNICEF, which affirms that the Caribbean island is the only Latin American country that has managed to eradicate severe malnutrition.
Likewise, it makes reference to the statements made by the representative of that UN organization in Havana, Jose Juan Ortiz, in which he called the rest of the nations in the world to learn from Cuba at the time of assuring the protection of children’s rights.
The columnist attributes the guarantee of basic food for the population to the efforts made by the Cuban government, and underlines that the island’s advances in the fields of health care and nutrition would have been greater if the hard economic, financial and commercial blockade of the island didn’t exist.
For the pride of Cuba and its socialist system, -continues the weekly- the Food and Agriculture Organization also acknowledged the island as the Latin American country with the largest amount of advances in the struggle against malnutrition.
People’s Democracy underlines that despite having a smaller per capita Gross Domestic Product, as compared to rich nations, the Caribbean island is ahead of many of them in terms of several economic, social and environmental indicators, according to a report published by the Cuban Foreign Ministry’s web site.