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  • 11 / 21 / 2006


A colloquial meeting among international personages of the world of culture, experts, political and social leaders will pay homage to the 80th anniversary of the Cuban President Fidel Castro.

The activity, part of the program conceived by the Guayasamin Foundation to celebrate the important date will take place at the Havana Convention Center since November 29.

Expected to be attended by numerous personages from different regions of the world, the colloquium will be developed in three commissions which will analyze the issues of solidarity, education and culture and health.

According to sources of that Foundation, the analysis will not only focus on those matters as objectives already accomplished in Cuba but also on the future perspective and on the leading role of Fidel in such an extensive process.

The commissions will work in morning and afternoon sessions On November 29 and 30 and the plenary marking the official closing will take place on December 1.

Argentine Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Peace Nobel prizewinner, Tomas Borge, founder of the Sandinista National Liberation Front and Roberto Fernandez Retamar, president of the House of the Americas will be some of the programmed lecturers.

Celebrations include a cultural gala on November 28, a concert in which outstanding Latin American and Caribbean artists will converge and an exhibit of Oswaldo Guayasamin's works.

In addition, organizers have conceived a military parade as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the landing of the Granma Yacht, commanded by the Cuban head of state on December 2, 1956.

That event was considered a turning point in the battle against the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista, defeated by the revolutionary movement in 1959. Precisely on that date the Cuban government founded its Armed Forces.

Source: CubaSi

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