National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba

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The National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Unión Nacional de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, UNEAC) is a social, cultural and professional organization of writers, musicians, actors, painters, sculptors, and artist of different genres. It was founded on August 22, 1961, by the Cuban poet, Nicolas Guillen. Initially their objective was uniting the intellectuals within the young Cuban Revolution to maintain a genuine Cuban culture. The group issued La Gaceta de Cuba beginning in 1962.[1] Cuban violinist and professor Evelio Tieles was President of the Music Section from 1977 to 1984.[2]

Manuel Vázquez Portal was expelled from UNEAC because of his dissident views.[3]

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  1. ^ La Gaceta de Cuba (in Spanish), UNEAC, retrieved 25 February 2017 
  2. ^ "Evelio Tieles Ferrer-Ecured". Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Journalist Manuel Vázquez Portal released". Reporters Without Borders. Archived from the original on 2004-08-03. 

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