Journeying to the heart of Cuba

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The Latin American and Latino Studies Program at Wake Forest University is pleased to announce that it will kick off the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year with a lecture by Carlos Alberto Montaner, an internationally recognized Cuban journalist and scholar, on Friday, September 7th at 10:30 a.m. in the Screening Room of Greene Hall.

Since having been exiled from Cuba, Mr. Montaner, a native of Havana, has been a prominent and outspoken critic of the Cuban dictatorship. He has worked as a journalist since 1968. Since then, he has published thousands of articles in newspapers around the world and twenty-five fiction and non-fiction books. His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, El Diario La Prensa, and Newsweek and he has sat on the editorial boards of newspapers like the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald. Amongst some of his most famous works are included Manual del Perfecto Idiota Latinoamericano and Journey to the Heart of Cuba. His weekly column reaches an estimated six million people and he currently serves as a political analyst for CNN en Esapañol.

In 1999, Mr. Montaner was awarded the Premio América by the Centro Interamericano Gerencia Política. The inscription on the reward sums up perfectly Mr. Montaner’s work: “His writings on freedom have served as a guide to the oppressed and to the emerging democracies.”

Mr. Montaner will discuss his life and work. A brief question and answer session will follow the lecture. Admissions is free and open to the general public.

Questions should be directed towards Dr. Linda Howe, Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages.

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