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Within the Revolution there continues to be room for everything and everyone, except those who seek to destroy the collective project

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Marked by the same spirit of transparency and emancipation, Cuba’s President recalled, “Sixty years ago, in a real, honest dialogue with the artistic and literary intelligentsia, the very young revolutionary leader Fidel Castro established the foundational principles of the Cuban Revolution’s cultural policy. “There is an unbroken thread that runs from that lively dialogue between Fidel and the country’s writers and artists at the National Library of Cuba – where he delivered his “Words to intellectuals”

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Words to intellectuals, 60 years later

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The passage of time requires new readings of Fidel’s “Words to Intellectuals.”e than a few members of younger generations are not familiar with this memorable speech by the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, delivered on June 30, 1961 at the National Library, or the circumstances in which it was presented, after many hours of conversation between the country’s leadership and representatives of Cuba’s artistic and intellectual vanguard, on the 16th and the 23rd.

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Silvio Rodríguez speaks out

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Profound and passionate, Silvio Rodríguez, troubadour and symbol of the revolutionary Cuba that has inspired so many generations of progressive and leftist fighters in the world, has once again sent a message in support of just causes, this time through an interview with the Mexican newspaper La Jornada. The artist spoke about music and politics, and focused most of his comments on an effort he supports: the campaign advocating the Nobel Peace Prize for the Henry Reeve International Contingent of Doctors Specialized in Disaster Situations and Serious Epidemics.

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Fidel is the compass

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On June 30, 1961, the last day of a series of meetings with Cuban artists and intellectuals, Fidel delivered a speech that would become a cornerstone of revolutionary cultural policy. José Martí National Library Assembly Hall, June 16, 1961. A large group of writers and artists responded to a call from the leadership of the revolutionary government to present their opinions, air concerns, clarify questions, resolve problems and address issues related to literary artistic creation and its promotion. This was the first of three meetings; the last would take place in the venue itself on June 30.

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The truth and example of Cuba will prevail

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The more resolutely the Cuban people demonstrate their refusal to retreat in the face of hostility and the tightening of the blockade, our enemies’ campaigns grow increasingly more crude and shameless. They now presume to attack Cuba raising banners, incredibly, in defense of the poorest members of the population, in particular Blacks and those of mixed race. Today the Revolution continues to be, as Fidel said on April 16, 1961, on the eve of the Playa Girón invasion (on the Bay of Pigs).

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I have the floor

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During the 60th year of its existence, Uneac continues to not only dialogue with established writers and artists, but continues, as well, to decentralize important artistic and literary events and include in this open, revolutionary debate even the most modest in communities across the island. When the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists (Uneac) was founded on August 22, 1961.

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President Miguel Diaz-Canel calls on Cubans to read

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President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Monday calls on Cubans to read, so efforts are being made in times of pandemic by writers and other professionals. The call was made at a meeting to follow up on the agreements reached at the 9th Congress of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). Diaz-Canel urged to read more and write better to create better citizens, the official website of the Presidency of the Republic and national television reported on Monday.

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Pérez Ureta, goodbye to a master

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The first cinematographer in Cuba to win the National Film Award is the architect, in images, of a good number of Cuban films that remain forever in the imagination of viewers. Starting from scratch, film after film, Raúl Pérez Ureta got better, working to become an essential director of photography, to whose death, at 79 years of age, we can only respond by putting a hand to the chest and taking a long bow.

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Díaz-Canel: Our culture is the essence of the Revolution

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The Palace of the Revolution, again on February 8, welcomed the twenty-some intellectuals and artists who every month meet with President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, to follow up on implementation of agreements reached at the IX Congress of the Union of Cuban Writers and Artists(Uneac), held at the end of 2019.

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The simulation failed

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Simulation is the basic strategy employed by some figures intent upon subverting the social order chosen and supported by the majority of Cubans, of our own free will, camouflaging their political intentions with artistic concerns; faking interest in dialogue when the real goal is the imposition of an intransigent monologue; and proclaiming independent, spontaneous attitudes, behind which the promotion of a servile, submissive project is easily discovered.