UNESCO director mourns Eusebio Leal’s death

Paris, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) The general director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Audrey Azoulay, on Saturday expressed her sorrow over the death on Friday of Havana Historian Eusebio Leal, and conveyed her condolences to Cuba.

I’m shocked by the death of Eusebio Leal, whom I have the honor of meeting in Havana in December 2019, she wrote on Twitter.

Azoulay described Leal as a great historian who rekindled Old Havana in its entire value and beauty, and whose Historic Heart was declared Humankind’s Heritage by the UNESCO in 1982.

Latin American ambassadors at the multilateral organization also expressed sorrow over Eusebio Leal’s death.

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