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Vol. 77/No. 8      March 4, 2013

Cuba: Internationalist Angola mission discussed at book fair
Militant photos by Tom Baumann (book panel) and Martín Koppel (photo exhibit)

HAVANA—The Havana International Book Fair, which opened here Feb. 14, is dedicated to Angola, and a number of book presentations and other events during the 10-day fair are related to that theme. Above, high school students from the Camilo Cienfuegos Military School (known as Camilitos) visit the Feb. 15 opening of a photo exhibit titled “Cuba and Angola: United in History.” The images, from the archives of Verde Olivo, publishing house of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, depict Cuba’s 1975-91 internationalist mission in Angola, in which Cuban volunteers and Angolan soldiers defeated invasions by the South African apartheid regime and its allies. Top photo, Feb. 18 presentation of Cuba and Angola: Fighting for Africa’s Freedom and Our Own, published by Pathfinder Press. At the microphone (far left) is Brig. Gen. Gustavo Chui, an interview with whom appears in the book. Others on the panel are (left to right): Brig. Gen. Harry Villegas, Martín Koppel (chair), Mary-Alice Waters and Jorge Sutil. Villegas and Chui were frontline officers in the battles fought in Angola. Sutil is a member of the National Bureau of the Union of Young Communists (UJC), responsible for the work with young workers, farmers and combatants. Waters is president of Pathfinder and the book’s editor. Koppel, a Pathfinder editor, was responsible for the book in Spanish.


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