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  • Submitted by: lena campos
  • 02 / 26 / 2014

After 10 days of literary passion through the city, Havana concludes its chapter in the 23rd International Book Fair (FIL 2014), set to kick off its tour of the rest of the Island.

Thousands of people have visited the San Carlos de la Cabana fortress, the main venue of the Havana Book Fair, making the pavilions, squares and galleries look smaller, despite being one of the largest military facilities built in colonial times in Latin America.

At least 500 intellectuals, editors, translators and artists from some thirty Latin American and European countries attended the Havana event, where over 2.5 million books have been available to the public.

FIL 2014 was dedicated this year to Cuban writer Nersys Felipe and researcher Rolando Rodriguez.

Ecuador is the guest of honor, with highlights including "From Banana Republic to No Republic" by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, and "Tortured Gepgraphies" by Ecuadorian Minister of Defense Maria Fernanda Espinosa.

Activities included book launches, colloquiums, panels and discussions about the life and work of great writers.

Source: Prensa Latina

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