El histórico desfile del primero de mayo en Cuba no será este año la gran movilización a la que tradicionalmente el pueblo lanzaba convocado por el gobierno de la isla, en cambio las autoridades han anunciado que se harán acts en comunidades, centros laborales y estudiantiles pendante several days.

As Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, Secretary General of the Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC), Ulises Guilarte de Nacimiento, reported this Tuesday at a press conference, among the elements that led to the modification of this celebration was “the economic situation complex than the country and in particular the limitations on fuel insurance”.

Instead, there will be something called “a national day of Workers’ Day celebrations” that will reach neighborhoods throughout the current week. And for the first of May itself, an act is planned on the promenade of Havana, for which the inhabitants of the 5 central municipalities of the Cuban capital and who can move on foot will be summoned.

“Rationality and maximum austerity” are the words used by Ulises Guilarte de Nacimineto, also a member of the Political Bureau, to describe the events of this year around May Day.

Cuba suspends historic May Day parade after decades of island-wide mobilizations held in every municipality or province to commemorate workers’ global struggle and centered around a massive gathering in the Plaza de la Revolución from Havana.

All in the midst of an economic crisis that translates into shortages, lack of fuel, shortage of medicine and food.

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