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Nominated for National Journalism Award Fidel Castro

During the assembly of national correspondents, held as part of the process leading up to the Eighth Congress of the Union of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Julio Juan Leandro from the Cuban News Agency made the nomination in the name of the Ciego de Ávila chapter of reporters.

Fidels nomination was supported by articles he wrote in the 1950s slamming the corruption of the Partido Auténtico that governed Cuba during the 1940s and 1950s. After the March 10, 1952 coup détat when General Fulgencio Batista seized power a few days before general elections, Fidel wrote a scathing article that revealed the details of an action that reinforced US domination over Cuba.

Fidels work as a journalist continued during his clandestine days as a guerilla fighter and after the 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution. His current series of articles, Reflections, are examples of exhaustive investigative reporting where Fidel comments on complex ideas with clarity.

The Eighth UPEC Congress will be held in Havana in June.


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