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"Lettres de Cuba", the on-line cultural magazine presents its last issue of this year. As always we shall refer to some of the most important cultural events in Cuba this month.

The international New Latin American Film Festival from December 4th to 14th to offers a wide panorama of the continental and the leading world seventh art production. Besides, an original script contest as well as cinema seminars will take place. Also in December, but from 8th to 16th, the FIART 2007, International Handcraft Fair, sponsored by the Cuban Fund of Cultural Assets. Handcrafts sellings, lectures and workshops on the visual and applied arts development and market will be held.

Being "Lettres de Cuba" a monthly cultural event, we offer several really interesting texts to our readers together with a fine selection of artistic images.

The Reencuentros section invites the reader to enjoy two works. First: some links of Alejo Carpentier with France by Mercedes Santos Moray, thanks to documents by the French poet Robert Desnoes. As we know, the worldwide acknowledged Cuban writer arrived there in 1928. Second: Juan Carlos Sánchez remembers the visit paid by Jean-Dominique de la Rochefoucauld , maestro of historic films, commemorating the Bicentennial of the French Revolution in 1989.

This time the usual Interview, by Cubarte journalist Isachi Fernández is to the reputed historian Eduardo Torres Cuevas, who, besides being the president of the Casa de Altos Estudios Don Fernando Ortiz (Don Fernando Ortiz House of High Studies) is the
director of the José Martí National Library. On the other hand, Gustavo Placer Cervera historian also, depicts the process of constitution, fortification, population and development of the Cuban Capital in Los Tesoros (The Treasures) section.

In Letters, Carmen Suárez León, researcher and poet, contrasts two chronicles published in " La Habana Elegante ", 19th century Cuban magazine which became the oficial speaker of Cuban and South American modernist writers.

An essay on creative process of graphic design by visual artist Jorge Luis Aguilar can be read in Arts. Cinema is also represented in this secton, because researcher Pedro Pablo Rodríguez comments the first film produced by Fundaciòn Villa del Cine from the Minsitry of Culture of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Directed by Luis Alberto Lamata, Miranda regresa (Miranda returns) recalls the most significative moments in the live of Francisco de Miranda, forefather of the liberation movement of Spanish America.

Reading José Martí proposes from his Simple Verses the XXXV and XXVI ones. These works are characterized by keeping the purest spirit of the maestro, a truly Cuban universal politician, journalist and poet.

An artist ranked among one of the 100 most important world cartoonist, René de la Nuez , who for more than five decades has devoted himself to political humour. This year he achieved the National Award on Visual Arts. This is the peak acknowledgement yearly conferred to a living artist, residing in Cuba, for his whole life`s work.

Then, dear friends, a varied selection of true quality and original style cultural texts is at hand. Lovely images invite you to fully enjoy our online magazine. We hope you keep its good taste while waiting for next issue'surprises.


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