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Cuban “Yes I Can” Literacy Campaign Helps Prisoners in Argentina

Buenos Aires, November 25 (RHC) -– The Cuban literacy method “Yo sí puedo” or “Yes I Can” has been implemented successfully in the penitentiary facility of the Argentinian city of Rosario, where some 18 prisoners have learned to read and write.

Speaking at the final session of a meeting of solidarity with Cuba, in the town of San Luis, Guillermo Cabruna, promoter of the program, said the “Yes I Can” method, together with the campaign “My First Book,” aims to help the reinsertion into society of the prisoners.

The “Yes I Can” method was created in Cuba in 2001 and is devoted to helping people to learn to read and write. In addition to its jail version, the Cuban method has brought more than 27,000 Argentinians out of ignorance.

Furthermore, participants at the solidarity meeting signed a final declaration stressing Cuba's humanitarian policy. The document praises the health and educational programs the Caribbean island has helped implement in dozens of countries in Latin America and the world.

The document also condemns the U.S. economic blockade against Cuba and calls on U.S. President Barack Obama to release Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Antonio Guerrero -- three of the five Cuban anti-terrorists jailed in that country for more than 16 years.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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