Cuba, Venue of the 12th Ibero-American Congress of Thought

Holguin, Cuba, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) Historians and intellectuals from several countries has opened today the 12th Ibero-American Congress of Thought in this eastern Cuban province, to reflect on communication and culture in these times.

More than 200 people from dissimilar nations were registered to participate in the event until October 27.

How to move towards new communication models, progressive and alternative projects to the dominant consumption; how to avoid the monopolies that try to spread messages many times in favor of consumption and against human values, will be some of the issues under discussion.

Participants will also talk of cultural warfare, communication industries and their strategies to make invisible, silence or ignore virtues in revolutions such as the Cuban one, among others in this continent.

Eduardo Torres-Cueva, director of the Jose Marti National Library of Cuba, will be the honorary president of the 12th Congress, which takes place at the Pernik Hotel, located about 734 kilometers east of the capital.

The event is part of the program of the 23rd Ibero-American Culture Festival, opened yesterday in this city with delegates from more than 20 countries.

On occasion of the festival, diverse artistic groups will perform tonight in public squares of this province, but before, national and foreign companies invited to this event will share the so-called Iberoamerican passacaglia, from the Quijote Square to the San Jose Park.

Meanwhile, philologists and academicians will begin the Iberoamerican Colloquium of Letters, at the provincial headquarters of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).

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