Thursday, January 19, 2012

Marta Rojas recalls her past

Cuban journalist and author Marta Rojas narrates her family history while going through a digital photo album showing pictures from her past.
Rojas was a reporter for Bohemia magazine when Fidel Castro and his followers attacked the Moncada barracks on July 26, 1953. She reported on that and other events in the early days of the Cuban revolution.
Rojas is known for her coverage of Castro's October 1953 trial, in which the Cuban leader declared, "History will absolve me."
She has worked for Granma, the newspaper of Cuba's Communist Party, since it was founded in 1965. She is also the author of many books, including El juicio del Moncada, El Columpio de Rey Spencer (Rey Spencer's Swing), Santa Lujuria (Holy Lust) and El Equipaje Amarillo (The Yellow Suitcase), is set in the 19th century and traces Chinese immigration to Cuba.

See more photos after the jump.

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