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Organizers of the Ernest Hemingway International Marlin Fishing Tournament requested the US government the participation of the fishermen community in the 60th edition of that event in Cuba.

Jose Miguel Diaz, manager of the island’s Hemingway International Nautical Club, said in a news conference on Tuesday that the traditional event is a homage to the renowned writer, also Nobel Prize in Literature.

"Hemingway is a symbol of relations of fraternity between the peoples of the United States and Cuba. This tournament promotes friendship and union among fishing lovers worldwide," Diaz told National News Agency.

"We will celebrate this time the 50th anniversary of the first and single meeting between Fidel and Hemingway, taking place in 1960, during the 11th edition of the event, a reason to unveil a plaque to honour these figures," he noted.

The program of activities includes conferences with participants in that historic tournament, like Captain Julio Arocha, meeting with sports journalists, and an exhibition dedicated to this event.

Relatives and figures like Hillary Hemingway, niece of the author of The Old Man and the Sea, and James H. Meredith, president of the Foundation and Society that bears the name of the outstanding novelist, have expressed their interest in attending the meeting.

The International Marlin Fishing Tournament took for a first time on May 26, 1950 and is one of the ancient events of the world.

Source: PL

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