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Cuba attends Belize’s cultural festival

Cuba attends Belize’s cultural festival

Belmopan, Nov 22 (Prensa Latina) Cuba was invited to the celebration of the Garifuna Settlement Day, one of the most important cultural festivities in Belize, according to a note from Havana's diplomatic representation in the capital.
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Every November 19, the celebration commemorates the arrival of the Garifuna to the Central American country in 1802, then a colony of the British Empire.

Cuban ambassador Maria Caridad Balaguer participated in the official ceremony presided over by Belize’s governor general, Froyla Tzalam, and held in the city of Dangriga, considered the cultural capital of this country, together with other representatives of the accredited diplomatic corps.

According to the communiqué, the speakers highlighted the “importance of the Garifuna culture in the historical development of Belize and the preservation of its linguistic and cultural traditions”.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Belizean authorities thanked the Cuban diplomat for her country’s disinterested help to their compatriots, especially the work carried out by the medical brigades settled in different parts of the national territory.

The Garifuna are an ethnic group descended from Africans and indigenous people from the Caribbean, who settled in this region of Central America and are popularly known as Black Indians.

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