Young Communist League (Cuba)

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Young Communist League
Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas
Secretary GeneralYuniasky Crespo Baquero
Founded1965
Mother partyCommunist Party of Cuba
International affiliationWorld Federation of Democratic Youth
NewspaperJuventud Rebelde

The Young Communist League (Spanish: Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas, UJC) is the youth organization of the Communist Party of Cuba. Its membership is voluntary and selective, and counts more than 600,000 active members. Its symbol shows the stylized faces of Julio Antonio Mella, Camilo Cienfuegos and Che Guevara. The motto is Estudio, Trabajo, Fusil and means "Study, Work, Rifle".

History[edit]

The Cuban Young Communist League came into existence along with the Communist Party of Cuba in 1965.

Organization[edit]

Yuniasky Crespo Baquero is the First Secretary of the organisation.[1] The UJC is a member organization of the World Federation of Democratic Youth. The 11th and 14th World Festival of Youth and Students were hosted in Cuba by the organization. The UJC publishes the daily newspaper Juventud Rebelde (Rebellious Youth) throughout Cuba.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Efectuado Pleno del Comité Nacional de la Unión de Jóvenes Comunistas". Granma. 2012-09-25. Retrieved 9 January 2016.

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