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Diaz-Canel calls to participate in closing of Patria Colloquium

Havana, Mar 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel on Friday called to participate in the closing session of the Patria (Homeland) International Colloquium, which had to be postponed on Tuesday due to the probability of rains and electrical storms.

“I’ll wait for you tonight, on the Stairs. #Patria2023 closes with words and songs. They say without rain. But if it finally rains, how good. We need it! We will sing with a downpour,” the president wrote in his Twitter account.

The closing session of the colloquium, which took place on March 13 and 14 in Havana’s Casa de las Americas, will consist of a political-cultural event scheduled for Friday night on the steps of the University of Havana, and a concert in which Cuban and foreign artists will participate.

The Buena Fe group, which will be in charge of most of the music, on Thursday confirmed on its Facebook account that the concert will take place on Friday at 8:30 p.m. local time.

The second edition of the Patria International Colloquium was attended by more than 50 foreign guests and 100 national specialists, who discussed topics such as disinformation and hate speech, and denounced the effects of the economic, commercial and financial blockade that it maintains. United States against Cuba.

In the final declaration of the meeting, communicators, journalists and influencers proposed strengthening the communication networks of their countries and designing public intervention strategies against the proliferation of disinformation campaigns and attacks on those who are active in popular movements in Latin America and the Caribbean.