Ernesto villegas

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With regard to the recent 63rd anniversary of January 23, 1958, the Minister of Culture, Ernesto Villegas, shared on his social networks two essential publications of the Editorial El Perro y la Rana, to understand the triumph that it meant for the town that historic day.

In the first place, the holder of the Culture portfolio recommended the book by historian Pedro Calzadilla Álvarez, La calle 9.

It is a story that delves into the political battles of Venezuela while honoring the Venezuelan woman fighter embodied in Marisabel, whose adventures as a young Communist Youth militant are narrated. The story takes place between the coup against President Isaías Medina Angarita, on October 18, 1945, and on January 23, 1958, when the people overthrew the Pérez Jiménez dictatorship.

Villegas also recommended, Puntofijismo and January 23, 1958. The rebellion as a process, by Julio Escalona.

Regarding both authors, he said: “Neither Pedro nor Julio are writing with a rear-view mirror to gloat over the nostalgic time left behind, they are doing so with the awareness that Venezuela today is waging a struggle whose outcome will depend on the learning that we can make of the struggles of the past and the struggles of the present.



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