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Friday, July 9, 2010

Armando Hart Receives Award from Cuban Journalists

Armando Hart Davalos, director of the Office of the Program on Jose Marti’s Life and Wor. HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 9.- The director of the Office of the Program on Jose Marti’s Life and Work, Armando Hart Davalos, received on Thursday the Dignity Award from the hands of the president of the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), Tubal Paez.

During the ceremony, UPEC vice president Barbara Doval read a resolution praising the merits and loyalty to the Cuban Revolution of Hart Davalos, who is also the president of the Jose Marti Cultural Society.

The text extols Hart’s tireless efforts in favor of spreading the ideals of National Hero Jose Marti and his contribution to the Cuban society in which social justice is the supreme value.

Another UPEC vice president, Juan Marrero, said the award recognizes a lifetime work of someone who, since the days of the struggle against Fulgencio Batista’s dictatorship, always paid attention to the Cuban revolutionary press along with Commander in Chief Fidel Castro.

Hart Davalos thanked all journalists for the award and asked them to continue working to spread Marti’s ideals.

The Dignity Award was granted for the first time in 2004 to personalities that have excelled with their work in favor of journalism and the Cuban Revolution.

Previously, I has been bestowed upon Fidel Castro, Néstor Baguer, Ernesto Vera, Carlos Lechuga, Virgilio Martínez, Nydia Sarabia, Tomás Álvarez de los Ríos, Nicolás de la Peña and late Ecuadorean journalist Carlos Bastidas (posthumously). (ACN)

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