The 38th International Festival of The Caribbean started with a cultural, happy and multi-color bond between Cuba and Puerto Rico. This Festival will run until next Monday with guests of twenty-eight countries, informed digital site Sierra Maestra.
Orlando Vergés, director of Casa del Caribe, declared in his opening speech, that after learning that Puerto Rico would be the next guest of honor was expected that it may be one of the happiest Festivals.
He stated that, back on 1989, the Ninth Edition was dedicated to the Puerto Rican culture and was the fifth dedicated to the Caribbean country. So, thirty years later, it is a reason to celebrate the friendship with this nation that is so close to Cuba.
Vergés remarked the three hundred Puerto Rican artists and academicians that, despite the economic difficulties caused by Hurricane Mary, assisted to share their cultural patrimony.
The president expressed “Traveling to Cuba is hard and complex” regarding the obstacles imposed by the North American Blockade which have been overcome a little bit due to the positive response of the member of the delegation and the invitations by Milagros Rivera from the Solidarity Committee.
This time, Honduran dramatist Rafael Murillo received the Casa del Caribe International Award from the ifá priest Juan «Guancho» Martén, president of the Yoruba Society in the city, in an acknowledgment that soon will tribute Doctor Eusebio Leal, Historian of the Havana.