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Personnel changes reflect decline of Communist youth organization

Personnel changes reflect decline of Communist youth organization

MATANZAS, Cuba – June 26 (Oscar Sánchez Madan / – The
plenum of the provincial committee of the Union of Communist Youth in
Matanzas deposed the organization’s first secretary, José Anselmo Díaz,
for “errors” committed in the management of the organization, according
to an official announcement June 22.

Several members of the youth branch of the Party who asked to remain
anonymous, said the deposition reflect unhappiness with the
organization’s performance at higher levels. One member said the
organization’s performance had “weakened” in recent years, especially in
the ideological sphere, and also cited the failure to motivate younger

The Communist Youth elected as new first secretary 29-year-old Ernesto
Li Duarte, the candidate proposed by the national bureau.

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