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The Revolution, Raúl’s most beautiful work

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Granma presents excerpts from the June 2 book presentation held in the Palace of the Revolution’s Reception Hall, with the presence of Party First Secretary and President Miguel Díaz-Canel, the country’s top leadership, and Army General Raul Castro’s brothers in arms, Rebel Army Comandante José Ramón Machado Ventura, and Comandantes del la Revolución Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Guillermo García Frías.

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An emancipatory tool

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Attempts to hold a Book Fair in Havana date back to the Republican era, when, in May of 1937, the first event of this kind was organized, a promotional affair held on the La Punta esplanade, where the Malecon meets Paseo del Prado.

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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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The book “Dialogue with dance”, autobiography of Alicia Alonso, is published in Spain

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On the occasion of the centenary of Alicia Alonso , the Cumbres publishing house published in Madrid the book Dialogue with Fance, by the prima ballerina assoluta . The volume becomes an autobiographical record of her eminent career and includes fundamental texts on her artistic concepts from her position as a dancer, choreographer and trainer of the new generations of ballet on the island, stated the Cuban National Ballet (BNC). According to the BNC, this edition deserved the praise of the Codalario magazine.

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Benedetti, compañero and friend

Fidel Bennedetti

No, one, except perhaps a few infected with the virus of envy and mediocrity, question the poetic stature, the narrative depth (La tregua, Montevideanos and Gracias por el fuego, among other titles) or the brilliance of the essays of Mario Benedetti, the writer from Uruguay, or better, Our America, whose life we celebrated September 14.

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I am not an independent intellectual: El pensador (The Thinker), by Marcelo Pogolotti

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We human beings are animals with opinions. Some internal force drives us to vehemently assert what we consider to be truths – something that would appear natural if not for one simple detail: to date, no human has demonstrated that he or she has the absolute truth about anything. A few days ago, I went out for a walk and someone said to me, “Wow, that was a really good article you published.

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Following the steps of Roberto Fernández Retamar into the future

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Figures around the world mourn the poet’s farewell at 89 years of age. Setting aside the grief, they speak of gratitude and of his abiding presence. Just a few months ago, the distinguished intellectual Roberto Fernández Retamar, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Casa de las Américas, called on those present to remember the future.

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The Pablo Center in Havana’s 2019 Design Biennial

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Graphic design and the poster are natural components of the work done by the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center, and two exhibitions presented in the 2019 Havana Design Biennial accentuate this reality.

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Gabriel García Márquez, your word is life

Fidel Garcia Marquez

This is an excerpt from a speech that is consistent with his conduct and social commitment, delivered with the title of “La soledad de América Latina,” (The solitude of Latin America), words that seem made for these days, as imperialism tramples the dreams of Latin Americans.

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On the occasion of the Book Fair

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It kicked off at La Cabaña and continues its path across all the country’s provinces. Cuba’s Book Fair, like many others that take place around the world, offers the opportunity for interaction among specialists from different regions, a propitious occasion for the publishing industry to do business.