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Cuba wins award at cartoon festival in Syria (+Photos)

Damascus, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban cartoonist and graphic humorist Javier Cubero Torres won third place today at the 20th edition of the International Caricature Festival, held at the Opera House in this capital.

In the event dedicated this year to the Palestinian resistance and the immortal Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali, the first prize went to the Iranian artist Ismail Babaei and the second to the Russian Anatoly Radin.

I am very happy to have won the third prize in such an important international saloon, and I take this opportunity to congratulate its organizers and all the winners and participants, Torres told Prensa Latina.

He added that he feels honored to contribute with his art in this edition devoted to Naji Al-Ali and the resistance of the noble Palestinian people.

The Syrian Minister of Culture, Lubana Mashouh, considered that the art of caricature unites the word of free peoples against the false and biased policies of Western governments.

In turn, artist Raed Khalil, director of the festival and its founder since 2005, explained that this edition had wide participation from all over the world with important and diverse works.

We wanted to convey a message of support to the Palestinian people and the resistance facing the Zionist enemy through the art of caricature, which reveals Israel’s lies to the world’s public opinion, said the Syrian creator.