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Venezuelan and Cuban academics are expected to attend the 2nd Cuba-Venezuela Writers Meeting to be held in Caracas in March 2007, this country's Culture Minister Farruco Sesto stated Monday.

Sesto told Prensa Latina that the decision was taken as a result of the excellent experience of the January 2004 meeting, with the participation of 50 academics from the two nations.

Referring to Cuba's success in the 2nd International Book Fair of Venezuela, opened on November 9, the minister said that several of those initiatives had its origin in the 2004 gathering.

As part of activities, six titles linked to the case of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in US were launched.

The volumes are "Gaviotas blancas," "Inseparables," "Atlanta, el caso de los Cinco," "Terrorismo vs Cuba," "La Tormenta Perfecta," and "La pequeña niña y el hombre boa," the latter dedicated to Ivette, youngest daughter of Rene Gonzalez.

Magaly Llort, mother of Fernando Gonzalez, was also present at the event.

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