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This is a letter addressed to Barnabé Barrios, in New York, signed by Juan de la Cabada and Luis Arenal, as the editor and a member of the Executive Committee, respectively, of Frente a Frente [Face to Face] magazine. The authors inform Bernabé Barrios that they would be happy to send copies of the magazine, and mention that they have already done so to Manuel López, Enrique Martínez, and La Mutualista. They provide instructions on fundraising for Frente a Frente and on distributing the magazine in the United States, even setting the sale price. The authors mention that they are attaching a list of subscribers, regular sponsors, and donations. 


This communiqué is an example of the increase in cross-border connections between cultural fronts and the flow of publications generated by the American Writers’ Congress. It focuses on negotiations to distribute Frente a Frente magazine in New York. In this case the contact was Bernabé Barrios, an activist member of the Club Julio Antonio Mella in New York, which was established by Cuban activists in 1931, and for which Juan de la Cabada gave a lecture shortly after the American Writers’ Congress. 

Francisco Reyes Palma
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Reproduced with permission of Julia Marichal Martínez, Mexico City, México
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