For two days, members of Marti’s Chairs and researchers from Guatemala, Cuba and other parts of the world will approach in depth the legacy of the precursor of Latin American modernism to analyze some of his works through 30 papers in four axes of reflection.
They include the social, humanistic, political and history as starting points for the approach and dissemination of the thought of the most universal of Cubans and the articulation of the International Network of Marti’s Chairs.
At the opening of the event, the General Director of University Extension of the University of San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), Ingrid Arreola, welcomed the participants and urged them to open the way for reflection, discussion and debate on “the transforming work of Marti and undeniably necessary in the present.”
Arreola congratulated the members of the Academic Council of the Jose Marti Chair at USAC for the constant dissemination of the work of the apostle of Cuban independence, and highlighted the support of the Center for Marti’s Studies in Havana and the International Network of Marti’s Chairs in the realization of this encounter.
Meanwhile, Cuba’s Ambassador in Guatemala Maria del Pilar Fernandez thanked the realization of the meeting as an “opportunity to keep Marti alive, palpitating, always among us, as a light that illuminates our path and the ideas of all those who dream of a better world.”
“Marti will continue to guide the aspiration of Cubans committed to defend the Homeland, despite the US immoral economic and financial blockade for over 60 years dismissing the international condemnation it receives every year at the UN,” the diplomat assured.