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Cuban Historian Congress Underway in Holguin
Opening of the 22nd National Congress of Cuban Historians. Photo: Lisandra Cardoso
The 22nd National Congress of Cuban Historians was opened yesterday at Pedro Diaz Coello provincial school of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), in Holguin city; an event dedicated to the 90th birthday of Fidel Castro Ruz.
Cuba: National Congress of History in Holguin City
Cuban Historians Congress in Holguin, an Acknowledgement


In his opening words, PhD Roberto Perez Rivero, who presides over the National Association of Cuban Historians (UNHIC), stood out the significance of this Congress that is held days after the conclusion of the historic Seventh PCC Congress.

Perez Rivero echoed the call by the top leaders of the Cuban Revolution on the need of deepening the knowledge of the country's history, its culture and identity.

The panel "35 Years of UNHIC's Foundation" by PHDs Mildred de la Torre Molina, Francisca Lopez Civeira and Pedro Pablo Rodriguez, stood out, among other issues, the work done by this institution whose first president, Julio Le Riverend Brusone, made it great and planted a fertile seed.

Torre Molina went over the research and scientific work by Julio Le Riverend and said that "he was a man of deep culture and huge ethical values," whoo gave us a rich work, among them "Jose Marti: pensamiento y acciin" and "La Republica, dependencia y Revolucion,, by Editora Universitaria, in Havana.

The magazine El Historiador – on Cuban History – was presented in the opening day.

Top political and government leaders were present in the event; among them, Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, PCC Frist Secretary in the province of Holguin; Julio Cesar Estupiñan, the president of the Provincial Assembly of the People's Power, and Pedro Pablo Rodriguez, president of the Academy of the History of Cuba.

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  • William Read

    It would be useful to have a short history of Cuba translated into English for your English speaking tourists who want to buy something when on the island, and learn more about your country's history. I own a "Brief History of Cuba" by Julio Le Riverend, published in 1997; this is nearly 20 years ago, and a new edition would be welcome.