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Cuban intellectuals discuss Fidel Castro’s historic speech

Cuban intellectuals discuss Fidel Castro’s historic speech

Santiago de Cuba, May 27 (Prensa Latina) A series of lectures related to the 60th anniversary of 'Fidel Castro's Words to the Intellectuals' are being held here on Thursday by the Chair dedicated to the study of his legacy and the Union of Historians.

Transmitted through the Internet, those dissertations began in April and have exposed issues of the text, the context and the new society, as well as the debates and repercussions of the paradigms of historiography in the 1960s in Cuba.

University professors of renowned trajectory in those studies and young researchers shed new light on the cultural polemics of those years, focusing on the arts, artists and the Revolution to fully understand those historic circumstances.

A significant appearance will take place next June with the interventions of the National Prizes of History, doctors Olga Portuondo and Hebert Perez, in relation to the repercussions in Santiago de Cuba city of those pronouncements of the historic leader six decades ago.

Considered an essential programmatic document in Cuban cultural policy, the speech made by the then Prime Minister on June 30, 1961 at the Jose Marti National Library was known as ‘Words to Intellectuals’ and sealed the intelligent commitment to the future of the nation.

On the 95th birth anniversary of Fidel Castro, on August 13, the Honorary Chair created for the study of his life and work at the ‘Universidad de Oriente’ (Eastern University), prepares a program of celebration appropriate to the epidemiological circumstances by Covid-19.


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