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Abel Prieto named new president of Cuba’s Casa de las Americas

abel Casa

Minister of Culture Alpidio Alonso presented, to the institution’s Board of Directors and staff, the appointment of writer and essayist Abel Prieto Jiménez as new president of the Casa de las Americas

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Fernández Retamar awarded the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize

Fdez Retamar

Poet and essayist Roberto Fernández Retamar described receiving the International/UNESCO José Martí Prize as one of the great honors of his life. The jury recognized the prestigious intellectual’s efforts to defend “justice, the rights of children, ethical values, the dignity of each man and woman and the fight against racism.

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Casa de las Américas Prize: Continuity and transformation

Premio Casa

From the Art Deco style building that houses the Casa de las Américas in Havana’s El Vedado neighborhood, to its Literary Prize and other awards, this institution is simply extraordinary.