The Europa Channel highlights Jose Marti’s legacy

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PARIS, February 1 – Europa Channel dedicated its Sunday broadcast to José Martí, a program in which participants shed light on his legacy of patriotism and a commitment to independence.

As usual, the YouTube platform, launched in October, welcomed Cubans working or residing in Europe, representatives of solidarity societies scattered across the old continent and voices making their contributions from the largest Antilles to the program, tonight to remember the hero on the 168th anniversary of his birth, January 28.

“Whoever wakes up today for Cuba will wake up forever,” was the phrase from Martí that began the transmission, published by the Messenger of the Caribbean State’s Independence (1853-1895) in the Patria newspaper, on April 17, 1894, on the occasion of the third anniversary of the founding of the Cuban Revolutionary Party.

The channel’s director, José Antonio Toledo, identified Marty as a giant in history and literature, a thinker, a journalist, a translator, a diplomat, and a businessman.

In the program, videos were shown with the vision of the hero expressed by the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro (1926-2016), and the historian of Havana, Eusebio Lille (1942-2020).

For his part, the island’s ambassador to Ireland, Hugo Ramos, spoke of excerpts from the life and work of Martí, who described him as an inspiration to revolutionary forces with his anti-imperialist and Latin American thought and his ideas about the urgency of social action. Transitions.

Sunday’s broadcast provided an approach to the theater of the hero he lived in in Zaragoza, between 1870 and 1874, with statements by Cuban artist Agustin Montano, the current resident of the house with number 13 of Manifestation Street, where Marty was living. .

From Belgium, France, Spain, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Serbia and Italy, among other countries, people in solidarity with the largest of the Antilles, whether citizens or residents of Cuba, honored the hero and detailed the activities they carry out including combating the blockade imposed by the United States on the island. (Text and image: PL)

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