Cuban ambassador visits Manipur

Imphal | April 11 : Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, a Cuban ambassador to India, visited Manipur University Monday where he expressed Cuban pride of being a “dignified nation”.
Speaking in a talk entitled as 'Achievement of Cuban Revolution', hosted by Manipur University in its Senate Hall, he said that before the creation of a free Cuban nation by a successful revolution, United States stationed its submarine in the island nation while prostitution and torture on women were very high. A single Cuban revolution successfully rid all the social ills with casinos being uprooted from the capital Havana and the dignity of women restored, he said.
65 percent of technical jobs in Cuba are handled by women. Before the revolution, there were only about 6000 doctors in Cuba, now there are more than 70,000, said the visiting ambassador, adding that comparatively Cuba is still the lowest in per capita doctor-patience ratio. “Major treatments like heart transplantation and cancer come for free in Cuba.”
He went on to say that economic sanction worth 700 billion dollars by United States half a century ago had arrested the economy of the country, but nationalist fervor of the people of Cuba steered through the crisis and successfully brought back the nation on the path to economic growth and prosperity.  “While US talks about human rights violation, they themselves are guilty of disrespecting human rights,” he said.
Cuba won the least number of Olympic medals amongst countries in the recently concluded showpiece game, but its per capita medal-population ration is the highest in the world, the ambassador said.
In Cuba the people have the right to recall and reevaluate their representatives every six months because there is a constitutional rule governing the obligation of the representatives of the people to show their achievements after every six months in office, he said.
The ambassador of Cuba assured the participating students that he would initiate an exchange program between Manipur University and Havana University.
Tomorrow, the visiting VVIP will have an interactive program at Imphal College and later watch Shumang Leela, a play staged traditionally in the courtyard.