On Friday night, Jan.8, at Homestead Hospital in Florida, Albor Ruiz Salazar died of severe pneumonia.
He left Cuba when he was barely 20 years old, on November 20, 1961. He studied political science and philosophy in Florida. He was a columnist on Daily news And the The New York newspaper La Prinsa, Writing about issues related to the Latino community in the United States, while living in that city, and most recently in News notification. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame in the United States, but his most prolific work has been in defense of the land on which he was born and his people. According to the editorial, Albor Ruiz, who turned 80 on 27 November, was Weekly progress“A life rich in many adventures and deep commitments” with Al Watan.
He played a prominent role in organizing the Cuban Youth movement that gathered around Arito. He was one of those who worked hard from the United States to achieve Dialogue 78, a space that marked the beginning of an irreversible rapprochement between Cuba and its emigration. In this regard, Albor himself noted, “Returning to Cuba was carrying an enormous weight that was crushing me the whole time. It was a brutal change. Especially when it reaches you, without realizing it, the kind of propaganda they are doing in the United States about Cuba, despite You know it is a lie, and you do not agree.But when you arrived and saw that despite the tremendous problems, people went to the movies, ate ice cream, and parties were held in the stables with children, old men, Chinese, blacks, etc. It was a great relief to me, I really don’t know how to explain it. I felt these were my people. “
As a result of this deep love and commitment to Cuba, he published his collection of poetry, “Por Si Muiro Manyana”.
“Down to Earth, Cuban Land
I am a foreigner and she calls me
Everyone knows that Cuba demands me
If I die tomorrow ”
(Excerpt from the poem “Por C Moero Manyana” by Albor Ruiz)
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