Sunday, October 17, 2010

Don't break out the mojitos quite yet

Better luck next year

The blog Repeating Islands reported earlier this month that Flagler College and the St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association were hosting a presentation and discussion about "Cuba’s biodiversity and the restoration and renewal of Havana’s historic center."
Guests were to include:
  • Julio Larramendi, an award-winning photography whose photos have illustrated more than 35 books.
  • Ana Lourdes Soto, president of Heritage, Community and Environment at the Office of Havana Historian Eusebio Leal.
  • Magda Resik, a journalist, writer and communication director for Leal's office.
Organizers have postponed a welcoming party for the three Cubans. They haven't gotten visas to enter the United States. I heard that Hurricane Paula also complicated their plans.
Larramendi is among those invited to the University of Alabama's Cuba Week. More than 20 scholars were invited to the event and 14 wound up attending, helping to make that event a success.
More info on Cuba Week is here and here.

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