European Diplomats Visit The Center For Coexistence Studies In Pinar Del Río
14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2017 — A delegation from the European Union
in Cuba visited the Coexistence Study Center (CEC) in the city of Pinar
del Río on Thursday. The group was headed by EU political attaché in
Havana, Carlos Perez Padilla, and also included representatives from the
embassies of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece and Sweden,
according to a text published on the CEC’s Facebook account.
Diplomats spoke with the Center’s team about the “vision, mission and
lines of work” of the independent center. They also received details on
the “Itinerary of Thoughts and Proposals for the Future of Cuba” and the
program of “ethical and civic education for citizenship,” which the
The current situation of the digital magazine Convivencia (Coexistence)
and the microprojects that for years have been carried out by the team
were also part of the conversation that took place “in a climate of
cordiality and frank communication,” CEC said in Facebook.
The meeting took place in the midst of an intense escalation of pressure
against the CEC, whose members have been victims in the last months of
numerous interrogations by the State Security and officials from the
department of Immigration and Aliens.
Economist Karina Gálvez, one of the founders of the think tank, is being
prosecuted for alleged “tax evasion” and her house was sealed by the
prosecutors handling her case.
Last November, the police prevented the holding of a meeting on Culture
And Education In The Future Of Cuba: Vision And Proposal in Pinar del Rio.
The Center organizes training courses for citizens and civil society and
operates independently of the State, the Church and any political
grouping. The magazine of the same name emerged in 2008 and is published
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