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Cuba Achieves Important Successes in the Social Reintegration of the Blind

Havana, November 29 (RHC).--Cuba can show very important successes in the social reintegration of the blind or persons with severe visual discapacities, said Brazilian Volmir Raimundi, Chairman of the Latin American Union of the Blind.

Volmir Raimundi headed the organisation's delegation to the Congress of the Cuban National Association for the Blind, just concluded in Havana.

The Brazilians awarded their top distinction, the Enrique Elizalde medal, to the Cuban National Association of the Blind in recognition of their excellent results in the protection of persons with visual discapacities.

Created in the year 2000, the Brazilian recognition has so far only been awarded to three such national institutions, Cuba being the fourth.

“The blind in Cuba”, said the Brazilian delegate in explaining the award, “received specialized attention and care for all their special educational and other needs up to and including higher education”.

“The Cuban Association for the blind has almost 32 thousand members who receive special attention and care for their needs wherever they live, however far and remote it may be”, the Brazilian speaker said.

Finally, he had special praise for the Cuban member of the Latin American Union of the Blind, Jose Raul Baquet, who works as Secretary of Functional Rehabilitation, a task in which he has achieved excellent results.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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