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Cuban hero Rodriguez’s paintings and poems introduced in Hanoi
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Cuban hero Rodriguez’s paintings and poems introduced in Hanoi

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on April 24 to introduce the painting exhibition “Cuban Identity through Butterflies’ Image” and a collection of poems named “The Truth Names Me” by Cuban hero Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez to the Vietnamese people.

The event was attended by Cuban Ambassador to Vietnam Lianys Torres Rivera, deputy head of the Central Commission for External Relations Nguyen Tuan Phong, representatives from the embassies of some Latin American countries, the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association and Vietnamese alumni who previously studied in Cuba, news website Vietnamplus reports.

Vice president of the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Association Nguyen Duy Cuong said the event aims to introduce paintings and poems of Cuban authors to Vietnamese people, thus promoting their understanding of the culture and people of Cuba, along with the friendship and solidarity between the two countries over the past more than half a century.

According to Cuong, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez is one of the five anti-terrorist fighters who was recognized as  Hero of the Republic of Cuba by the Cuban Government. He spent his time in prison writing poems and making paintings. He has to date published 11 poem collections, several of which were translated into several languages, including “The Truth Names Me”.

He has also conducted 13 painting exhibitions with various themes, including the “Cuban Identity through Butterflies’ Image” which features 12 watercolor paintings of some specific Cuban butterfly species.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Rodriguez appreciated the Vietnam-Cuba friendship and solidarity founded by the late presidents Ho Chi Minh and Fidel Castro that gave him the opportunity to introduce his artworks in Vietnam.

“The paintings remind me of my childhood and summer holidays at Santa María beach. They make me feel free, and love my country and the optimistic Cubans more. The butterflies have inspired me and many other Cuban artists,” he said.

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