Over Five Million Books at Cuba International Fair

Havana, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) The 24th International Book Fair of Cuba opens doors today for readers in this capital with an offer exceeding five million printed copies.

According to the president of the fair’s organizing committee, Zuleica Romay, the Cuban publishing houses will offer nearly 200 titles for children and youth and more than 800,000 units of maps, books-toys, and educational pastimes.

The University of Havana will host today a panel about the death of Ernesto Che Guevara, with Michael Ratner and Michael Smith, two U.S. researchers who will analyze the issue as of some declassified documents by the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.

After the debate, Ratner and Smith will launch the book entitled “¿Quién mató al Che?” (Who Killed Che?), a work that compiles the results of their researches.

Meanwhile, cultural authorities from India, Guest of Honor of this 24th edition, will open a bazar with typical handicrafts, artificial jewelry and gift items, at the Morro-Cabaña complex, the largest literary site.

The Secretary of State for Culture of India, Ravindra Singh, said yesterday that about 13 publishing houses attended the largest literary event in Cuba, with books about the most diverse issues, included architecture, science, poetry, yoga, health, and child sphere.

The Fair will close doors in Havana on February 22 to start touring the country.


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