Vox against the Leteo Award in León to the singer Silvio Rodríguez for “Castro’s henchman”

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VOX Leon has shown his “absolute rejection” before the imminent delivery of the Premio Leteo by the City Council of the capital to Silvio Rodriguez, whose recognition qualifies as “shameful“. This formation indicates that the City Council grants this award, in its nineteenth edition,” to an entire henchman of the Castro regime, who for decades has expressed his support for the dictator Fidel Castro and he was even, for years, a member of the false parliament of Cuba. “

The far-right formation has wielded the “mistreatment of the image of León”, as well as the complicity with the Cuban regime through this recognition to discredit this award ceremony. VOX has denounced the “normalization of a situation experienced by millions of people in Cuba”, through “characters” such as Rodríguez who serve as a “spokesperson” for the “delicate situation that the island is experiencing.”

This award is awarded from Club Leteo, a private organization founded by its director, Rafael Saravia. Despite the fact that the choice of the winners has nothing to do with the León City Council, as the club’s own website indicates. The representatives of the formation have added: “VOX wants to be the voice of the many Cubans, residents in the province of León, who feel offended by this distinction, considering it a mockery and a provocation towards the Cuban people.”

The Cuban singer-songwriter and poet will receive this award on September 27 at the Auditorium of the City of León. The Leteo Prize will celebrate its ninth edition within the framework of “Word”, the literary festival that takes place these days in the city. In previous editions the trajectory of Paul Auster O Martin Amis among others. This new event aims to celebrate the letters with the support of the City Council and the Leonés Institute of Culture. An appointment that starts on the 24th and will last a month.

Rodríguez began his musical career in the 60s with the birth of the Nueva Find. For years he focused on political song, also collaborating with ICAIC Sound Experimentation Group In the decade of the 60s, a band from which important figures of Cuban song would emerge, such as Leo Brouwer or Pablo Milanés, among others.


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