Cuban children will round off activities as part of the 26th Havana International Book Fair by flying kites at the La Cabaña Fortress on Saturday, February 18, to demand an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba and generate global awareness of the need to eliminate the aggressive policy, imposed on the island for over half a century.
According to the event organizing committee, in addition to the kite festival held at the Morro-Cabaña complex, similar actions will be taking place around the city, where messages such as #NoMásBloqueo and #UnBlockCuba will soar across the skies.
“For decades, Cuba and the international community have been demanding the total lifting of a policy which is also an attack on culture. The literary world, once again, adds its voice to this demand,” noted event organizers during a press conference in Havana’s Pabellón Cuba.
Several new works regarding Cuba-U.S. relations are being presented during this 26th edition of the Book Fair, the largest event of its kind on the island.
Publishing house Editora Política offers a compilation by Luis Suárez Salazar entitled: Fidel Castro Ruz. La crisis de América Latina, diagnósticos y soluciones, which includes the leader of the Cuban Revolution’s thoughts on different issues affecting the region, in particular its links with the United States.
Meanwhile, Social Sciences offer works such as El sistema financiero de los Estados Unidos, by Francisco Soberón Valdéz; El espectáculo electoral más costoso del mundo, by Ramón Sánchez Parodi; Cuba y los cubanoamericanos. El fenómeno migratorio cubano, by Jesús Arboleya Cervera; and Lo que yace a través del mar. La verdadera historia de los Cinco cubanos, by Canadian researcher Stephen Kimber.
Various organizations and institutions will also be undertaking actions against the blockade, including the Young Communists League, José Martí Pioneers Organization, the Cuban Book Institute, and Foreign Ministry, among others.