Antonio Núñez Jiménez

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Leads of the memorial march in Havana on 5 May 1960, for the victims of the La Coubre freight ship explosion (Jimenez: right)

Antonio Núñez Jiménez (April 20, 1923 – September 13, 1998) was a Cuban revolutionary and academic.

Núñez was born in Alquízar, Havana Province. In 1950, he received his first doctorate from the University of Havana, and later received a second doctorate from the Lomonosov Moscow State University of Moscow. In 1954, he authored Geography of Cuba, that replaced Levi Marrero’s Geografía de Cuba as a standard educational text in Cuba.

With Che Guevara and his daughter Hilda, 4 years old, in 1960.

Núñez served as captain in the revolutionary forces of Che Guevara. After former rebel commander Humberto Sorí Marin was executed in April 1961, he took over the position of Minister of Agrarian Reform.


Núñez died on September 13, 1998. His work is highly respected in Cuban government circles.


  • Núñez Jiménez, Antonio, 1959, Geografía de Cuba. Lex. Havana.
  • Marrero, Levi, 1981, 5th edition "Geografía de Cuba" La Moderna Poesía, Coral Gables Florida.

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