Fidel and Raul Congratulate Carilda Oliver on Her 90th
MATANZAS, Cuba, July 8 (acn)
Commander in Chief Fidel Castro sent presents to poet
Oliver on the occasion of her 90th birthday on July 7, and
President Raul Castro sent her a
message of congratulations in which he highlights the scope
of her poetry, her ethical stance,
and her spirit of loyalty and attributes, which have won her
the admiration of the Cuban
Carilda was happy
with these attentions, and underlined, grateful, that in
these circumstances it was impossible to say thank you
properly. I will keep that beautifully written message as a
treasure, pointed out the author of “Al sur de mi garganta”.
She was very surprised and satisfied for the many
congratulations and messages received over the last few
days, coming from institutions, friends, intellectuals and
admirers from many parts of the island. She gave special
importance to the acknowledgements of the Party, the
Government, and the office of the Culture Ministry in her
beloved Matanzas province.
The ceremony to pay homage to the prolific poet took place
at the house on 81 Tirry Street, where Carilda has written
almost all of her works.