The Final Declaration of the First Meeting between Cuba and Venezuela on the Adoption of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas details the securing of the mutual commitment by both countries to rely on their efforts of social changes. This allows judging the true action of their respective governments. One of the main areas is especially the opening of more than 1 200 medical centres this year to provide free services in Venezuela thanks to the assistance of roughly 30 000 Cuban doctors in the south American country. In addition, they will train 40 000 Venezuelan doctors to ensure the continuance of the health care system. As for education, the agreement provides the involvement of 1 262 000 Venezuelans today in the literacy campaign (Robinson Mission I) and middle school education (Robinson Mission II), with the support of the Cuban state. After this campaign, Venezuela would be declared the second illiteracy-free country in Latin America.
(Our photo: The Cuban and Venezuelan delegations in a meeting on April 27 and 28 in Havana, Cuba. In the background, pictures of José Martí and Simón Bolívar).