She has a degree in History, a Master’s in Studies on Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba and a PhD in Historical Sciences from the University of Havana, she has worked as a professor at that high house of studies for several years.
At that institution, she has held the positions of Vice Dean of Research, International Relations and Graduate Studies of the Faculty of Philosophy and History since 2004.
Born on November 12, 1943, Paquita, as her friends affectionately call her, is the author of eight books and co-author of twelve, and among her most significant works are: José Martí (1853-1895), Human dignity (Mexico, 1995), among others.
According to the Cuban Book Institute, the Award jury was chaired by historian and National Award for Social and Humanistic Sciences 2009 Pedro Pablo Rodríguez, and was also integrated by the president of the Union of Historians of Cuba Jorge Luis Aneiro.
Other members were Cuban writer and journalist Omar González, the economist and essayist José Luis Rodríguez, and the academic and historian Elier Ramírez.
The distinction will be delivered to the winner during the Cuba 2023 International Book Fair, which will take place in this capital from February 9 to 19.