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  • ICAA Record ID
    863500
    AUTHOR
    Artigas Basté, Josep
    TITLE
    [Letter] Comunicación de la Comisión de Planificación y Organización de las jornadas de la cultura uruguaya en el exilio. México, 9 de septiembre de 1977.
    DESCRIPTION
    1 leaf
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Typed sheet – Letters
    GEOGRAPHIC DESCRIPTORS
Synopsis

In this letter written by the Planning and Organization Commission of the Symposia on Uruguayan Culture in Exile, José Artigas expresses gratitude for the contribution to and solidarity with Uruguayan culture in exile, and for the defense of that country’s traditions and the current state of its education, art, and science.

Annotations

The historical context of this letter is the military dictatorships that seized power in a number of South American countries in the 1960s and 1970s. The Symposia on Uruguayan Culture in Exile were organized in response to the hostile environment unleashed by the civic-military dictatorship in Uruguay. Most artists in Puerto Rico supported the peoples living under these dictatorial regimes and others—like the Puerto Ricans themselves—who were undeniably subjected to colonial or neo-colonial policies and/or repression under right-wing governments.

Researcher
Flavia Marichal Lugo
Team
Museo de Historia, Antropología y Arte, Universidad de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico