From the Blue Patio of the UNEAC, headquarter of the artists of Villa Clara, where Tony opened the doors while traced the paths to the local art, culture, and love; a song to life was sung. On the birthday of our eternal Tony Perez Santos, many of those creators who shook his hands so many times, who accompanied his embrace and his gaze as a simple man, a sincere friend, returned to pay tribute to him.

Artists and intellectuals pay tribute are paying tribute on Monday to Cuba's prima ballerina assoluta, Alicia Alonso, on the Ibero-American Day of Dance, declared to mark the centenary of her birth.

When the people of Havana, on behalf of all Cuba, pay homage to Eusebio Leal Spengler, the eternal Historian of Havana, before his ashes, exhibited at the Hall of the Lost Steps of the National Capitol, the hearts of Cubans will be vibrating for that good man, who was very Cuban, so ours, who did so much and continues to do so much from immortality for his homeland and for the national culture.

Not by chance, October 20th was chosen as the Day of the Cuban Culture. I remember how, with so much pride, Armando Hart reiterated the importance that the date on which the Bayamo Hymn was sung for the first time served to pay tribute to the men and women who are the protagonists of the national cultural life.

Cuba's Ministry of Culture (MINCULT) reported Friday that minister Alpidio Alonso will not meet with people who have direct contact and receive funding, logistical support and propaganda backing from the US government and its officials, or with press outlets funded by US federal agencies.