Book on José Martí oratory was presented in Las Tunas.

The presentation of the book "Lira León, La Oratoria de José Martí" was more than the formal act of opening to new readers this thorough investigation of the Doctor in Sciences Carlos Alberto Suárez Arcos, a meeting between amateurs and scholars of oratory and political communication in Cuba.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- In the activity, Diego Fabricio Naranjo Hidalgo, director of the Ecuadorian cultural center Benjamín Carrió, Loja, recognized the value of the text and highlighted its contributions to the declared intention of the institution, active since 1944, to "defend community values within a society that is falling apart from many sides.

"Within our work, we have the task of the publishing house, which includes making known the thoughts of great men of Latin America. I saw the birth of this work and witnessed the effort and sacrifices made by the researcher to bring it to fruition. It has been worth it.

The text is authored by Ph.D. Carlos A. Suárez ArcosFor his part, Professor Arcos, who also coordinates the Social Observatory of the University of Las Tunas, explained the springs that make Martí's words the cornerstone of Cuban oratory and highlighted the Apostle's commitment to speaking always in terms of unity, far removed from the merchants who make the art of discourse a means to other ends.

The text, available on digital platforms and with some physical books that will reach libraries and related centers, analyses the paths that led Martí to his fruitful oratory and includes forceful assessments in this sense.

The meeting, which took place on the premises of the Citizen Innovation Laboratory (Colab in Spanish), featured a display of caricatures by ANTOMS (artist Antonio Medina Segura), who was also responsible for the cover of the text, and in the opening minutes, the troubadour Amaury del Río sang: "Yo quiero un país/ al que los amigos/ preferieran volver/ que dejar de ser sus hijos" ("I want a country/ to which friends/prefer to return/than to stop being their children").

Suárez Arcos insisted on culture as an element of healing for all and stressed that it is oratory that is a faithful ally of Cubans everywhere in the struggle against the blockade and in demanding respect for the construction of an independent Cuba that is ours.