Articles of José Martí

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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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Lighting the night to recall Martí

Diaz Canel antorchas

In Havana last night, a sea of youth advanced down University Hill to the Fragua Martiana, near the city’s waterfront, to celebrate a date all Cubans know: the birth José Martí.

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Nothing more sublime than the homeland

Marti dibujo

El Diablo Cojuelo – a newspaper created to inform students in Havana of the corruption imposed by the colonial regime in Cuba, named for a character for in a novel by Luis Vélez de Guevara – appeared January 19, 1869.

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Martí lives on

Marti

He was not seeking death, as some have erroneously contended, although José Martí was well aware of the very real possibility in wartime. It was logical that he should comment in his correspondence from the field to his Mexican friend Manuel Mercado: “I can write now… I am in danger of giving my life for the country every day.”

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José Martí honored

Jose marti homenaje

Floral wreaths on behalf of leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz and Army General Raúl Castro Ruz were placed in homage to José Martí at the mausoleum where his remains lie in the Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, on the 121st anniversary of his death.

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Obama pays homage to Cuban National Hero

Obama Marti

Obama pays homage to Cuban National HeroHAVANA, Cuba, Mar 21 (acn) US President Barack Obama paid homage to the Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, this morning accompanied by the Cuban Vice-President Salvador Valdes Mesa

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Tribute to Martí on the 121st anniversary of the re-initiation of Cuba’s War of Independence

Santa Ifigenia Marti

Floral wreaths were laid on behalf of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, Army General Raúl Castro, at the mausoleum of Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, in a ceremony held this February 24, to commemorate the re-initiation of Cuba’s War of Independence.

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Cuban youth march for the homeland

marcha antorchas

On the evening of January 27, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz attended the March of the Torches in honor of national hero José Martí, commemorating the 163rd anniversary of his birth. The Cuban President was accompanied by former Presidents of Uruguay, José (Pepe) Mujica, and the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.

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Economics, ideology and the youth in times of uncertainty

Marti con todos

A series of talks took place in Havana this Tuesday, January 26, as part of the Second International Conference on the ideas of José Martí, entitled “With all, for the good of all”, addressing topics such as the global economy, culture and identity and the role of the youth.

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Illuminating the streets with the light of José Martí’s ideas

Marti FEU escalinata

This coming January 27, at 11:00pm, the March of the Torches, organized by the Federation of University Students (FEU), will set out from the University of Havana’s Grand Staircase, and head to the Fragua Martiana, illuminating the city’s streets with the light of José Martí’s ideas, on the 163rd anniversary of his birth.