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Cuba pays tribute to Che Guevara on his 87th birthday

first_imgRelated posts:New report includes paper on what Cuban economists might learn from Costa Rica Cuba’s Christmas surprise for Caracas Will Cuba rejoin the IMF? Cuban capitol building is renovation in marble and symbolism Facebook Comments HAVANA, Cuba – A score of objects offered to the Cuban-Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara was placed on display for the first time as part of an exhibition inaugurated on Sunday, the date of his 87th birthday, at the mausoleum where he is buried in Cuba.The exhibit “Never so alive” is part of a program to celebrate the 87th anniversary of his birth, said Maira Romero, director of the Ernesto Che Guevara Memorial in Santa Clara, 270 km east of Havana.Celia and Ernesto Guevara March, two of Che Guevara’s four children with Aleida March, attended the inauguration of the exhibit, which is showcasing 23 of more than 900 objects that people from different countries have brought as offerings to the legendary guerrilla fighter since the memorial opened its doors in 1997. The memorial includes a mausoleum, a plaza and a museum, and it is one of Cuba’s most visited sites.Among the objects included in the “Tribute” collection, there is a red flower sent by a friend of María del Carmen Ferreyra (Chichina Ferreyra), Guevara’s first official girlfriend, and a silver vase offered by Bolivian Lena Vicente, daughter of Casildo Condori, known as “Victor” in Guevara’s guerrilla in Bolivia.Other objects include 10 flags, one of them representing the struggle of “the disappeared” in Rosario during the last dictatorship in Argentina (1976-1983), made by Argentinean artist Fernando Traverso, and a handkerchief from the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo donated by their president, Hebe de Bonafini.“Throughout the years many people have paid homage to him in a very special way, by bringing, as a sign of admiration and respect, poems, songs, letters, flowers, flags, personal items, medals, children’s drawings, oil paintings, candles,” Romero said.The tribute to Guevara this month included lectures and conferences about his life and works, as well as other exhibitions throughout the island.Guevera was born in Rosario in 1928, and along with Fidel Castro, he participated in the guerrilla war in the Sierra Maestra, on the east side of the island, where he became a commanding officer. After the revolution’s triumph in 1959, he held different positions in the Cuban government, among them, he was president of the Central Bank.Guevara was murdered on October 9, 1967 in Bolivia, a day after getting caught by the Army. After his death, the guerrilla team he led in this country disappeared.last_img read more

Mazatlán Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgMazatlán, Mexico – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe coastal city of Mazatlán sets the vibrant stage for renowned musical performances during its seventh annual Day of Music. This unique celebration takes place Saturday, June 12, beginning at 7pm and continuing well into the night amid warm, Pacific Ocean breezes and twinkling stars.More than 200 nationally acclaimed and popular regional artists will converge for this year’s Day of Music, performing live on five outdoor stages located throughout historic Old Mazatlán. Strolling along the colonial town’s charming streets, music lovers can enjoy entertainment of all types, with sounds that range from classical, jazz and percussion to modern rock, pop, mariachi and more.Presented by the Historic District of Mazatlán with the support of various local and state entities, Day of Music spotlights the destination’s rich culture and celebrated visual and performing arts.“We are proud to unite the many diverse musical styles of Mazatlán in one Day of Music celebration,” says Jose Luis Franco, Director of Culture in Mazatlán. “Surrounded by the colorful sights and sounds of Old Mazatlán, visitors to this premier event can experience the authentic rhythm of our beautiful city in a whole new way.”Day of Music features a continuous schedule of musical performances on five different stages. Highlights by nationally recognized artists and popular local bands include the following lineups:-The Machado Stage (Heriberto Frias street) will feature performances by Psappha; the Guillermo Sarabia Choir; Culiacan Bras; Mexico City favorite, Faralae: and the lively world rhythms of Radiad. -The Rock and Trends Stage (Ninos Heroes and Mariano Escobedo streets) will open the evening at sunset with the rock-fueled sounds of two Mazatlán bands, Coma Campus and The Insane. Mexico City-based band Hello Seahorse will take the stage next, featuring the “trip-happy-pop” style that has garnered national attention, before Selector closes the evening’s festivities. -Banda and Tropical Stage (Olas Altas Drive) will host the Assembly of Percussions; Mambo Café Band from Venezuela; and La Mazatleca Band. -Stage of Memory (Venustiano Carranza Street) features the swinging sounds of golden oldies from Los Sharks, as well as trio and mariachi music. Zarzuela will close the evening. -Fusion Stage (Venus Street) Mazatlán introduces the musical sounds of Suncai Gitano, Flores Negras and Viaje Demo, concluding the evening with San Francisco group Ken & Lori with special guests.www.gomazatlan.comlast_img read more