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Writers and Artists Congress lives on

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June 30, 1961 is indelibly recorded in the history of Cuban culture as the day when Fidel delivered his indispensable Words to intellectuals. On that same date, in 2019, the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC) Ninth Congress was being closed by a large group of Cuban writers and artists – elected by their colleagues across the country and, in an overwhelming majority, successors to those who participated in the historic meeting with the leader of the Revolution.

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Farewell to Rosita

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The remains of Rosita Fornés were laid to rest in Cuban soil yesterday, June 16, at Havana’s Colón Cemetery, in accordance with the last wishes of this jewel of our culture, who won the respect and everlasting affection of several generations of her compatriots. During the intimate ceremony, poet and ethnologist Miguel Barnet bid farewell to Rosita, describing her as the most versatile and charismatic Cuban artist of all time.

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Cultural war and pandemic

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The pandemic has made more visible the clash between the neoliberal capitalist model, its dogmas, symbols and paradigms, and other alternatives for conceiving society, economy, politics and the very idea of progress and happiness. Neo-liberalism has always been legitimized through the cultural industry. The stereotype of a Yankee hero, able to emerge victorious from all enemy ambushes, annihilate them, take the spoils and the most beautiful girl, has been very useful

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The legendary Juana

JUANA BACALLAO

She’s alive and not letting her guard down. She once said she would last until the end of time, while thinking, quite rightly, that she was beyond time. Although not beyond Cuba, since she is all Cuban. Juana Bacallao, Juana the Cubana, legendary, surreal, original, celebrated her 95th birthday, May 26. She shares true and not-so-true stories, attributed and apocryphal, fables of various kinds that feed the myth.

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From the Casa de las Americas, the voice of people

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On the 61st anniversary of its foundation, faithful to its vocation to opening doors for the continent’s peoples, the Casa de las Americas insists on the sacred value of solidarity, reaffirming its commitment to Martí’s vision of Homeland is humanity, and to the legacy of Fidel, who made this definition the patrimony of all Cubans.

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Cuba musicians offer concerts online, on radio and television

Conciertos on line

With the performance of Cuban singer-songwriter Eduardo Sosa, the joint transmission of online concerts #EstamosContigo#MusicosPorCuba began March 25, an initiative in which several cultural institutions of the country are participating, to support stay-at-home efforts to stem the spread of the new coronavirus SARS CoV-2. The Ministry’s digital platforms, based in Havana, are linked with Santiago de Cuba, to broadcast encouraging messages from musicians in the eastern part of the country, as well.

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An annual review of work carried out in 2019 by Cuba’s 13 social missions in Venezuela

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A bilateral decision has been made to seek alternatives to overcome the empire’s attacks in sensitive areas, including efforts to revitalize the Barrio Adentro community health and sports missions; strengthen the Diabetes Patient Care Program, which currently has a presence in all 24 states; prepare 48 new Bolivarian apiary cores; reduce the illiteracy rate to 2% through Mission Robinson; and contribute to food self-sufficiency and the promotion of a new agro-productive culture with an impact in the country’s 24 states.

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A Fair of cultural resistance

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The 29th International Book Fair was officially inaugurated in Havana yesterday, and will continue here through February 16, to then travel across the country and conclude in the city of Santiago de Cuba, April 12. “Cuba, upholding the banners of freedom, independence, peace and justice; with the imperishable example of Fidel in the hearts of our people and many friends around the world who do not surrender, has made this encounter a reality, joining efforts and looking to the future with optimism,” stated Juan Rodríguez Cabrera, president of the Cuban Book Institute (ICL), upon opening the ceremony, held at the city’s San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, the Fair’s central venue.

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President Díaz-Canel congratulates the Cuban people as winners of the impossible

Felicitacion Canel

The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, tweeted his best wishes for 2020 to the Cuban people, who he described as winners of the impossible, adding, “This is a good moment to propose another year of positive exceptionality #VamosPorMás #SomosCuba #SomosContinuidad.” (#GoingForMore #WeAreCuba #WeAreContinuity)

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Díaz-Canel meets with UNEAC leaders to discuss media reflection of culture

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During the meeting with the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists, discussed were topics such as the application of science in the creation and distribution of audiovisual and radio productions, as part of the agenda for monitoring and updating agreements reached at the organization’s Ninth Congress