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Cuban University Honors Executive Secretary of the ECLAC
HAVANA, Cuba, Feb 14 (acn) Alicia Barcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), received on Wednesday the Plaque "280th Anniversary of the University of Havana," at that educational center's Main Lecture Hall.
In her speech, the Mexican academician expressed the pleasant surprise receiving the plaque represented for her, conferred by a center where figures of the stature of Julio Antonio Mella, Antonio Guiteras and Commander in Chief Fidel Castro were shaped.
Barcena, opposed to the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, showed her enthusiasm for the recent taking on of the pro tempore chairmanship of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States by Cuba.
After receiving the commemorative plaque, Barcena offered the keynote lecture "Structural Change for Equality," an assessment of her years of work at the ECLAC, where she has been the first woman to occupy the post of executive secretary, since July, 2008.
Attending the ceremony were Doctor Gustavo Cobreiro, rector of the University of Havana, researchers, students and professors of that institution, in addition to members of the diplomatic corps.