US Naval Base for Debate at Caribbean Conference

Havana, Jun 4 (Prensa Latina) Several lectures on Guantanamo and the illegal US naval base located in that territory will be presented here today in the framework of the 43rd Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association.

The panel, made up of US researchers Don E Walicek, Jessica Adams, Diana Coleman and Guantanamo historian José Sánchez Guerra, will present articles from the book ‘Guantanamo and American Empire; The Humanities Respond’, a volume recently published in English by Palgrave Macmillan.

The work explores in 12 chapters the history of Guantanamo and the relationship of the city and its surroundings with the military base, established against the will of the Cuban people for over a century; Walicek, author alongside Adams of such compilation told Prensa Latina.

The book analyzes the phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective and includes eight chapters of academic essays, two stories and four poems by the Guantanamo’s people Ana Luz García and José Ramón Sánchez, respectively, which enables the compilation to be well received by various audiences, he pointed out.

‘Guantanamo and American Empire; the Humanities Respond’ will be presented by Walicek in the city of Guantanamo, next June 12 at the headquarters of the Union of Writers and Artists of that eastern Cuban province.

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