From the 20th to 24th of this month residents of several mountain communities of Guisa, municipality of the Cuban province of Granma host the XVII Festival of Books in the Sierra, this time dedicated to the poet Denis Juan Venero.
In early 1958 the progress of the fighting fronts in the eastern mountains and cities was getting stronger. Fidel Castro reaped victory after victory. Two new rebel columns -the sixth, led by Raul Castro, and the third, under the command of Juan Almeida Bosque-founded two new guerrilla fronts in Sierra Cristal and around Santiago, respectively.
The agroindustrial workers of the sugar mill Bartolomé Masó in Granma have had successful results in the production of animal food with the setting of a new production plant.
Rafael Reyes Francia, director of the stablishment, expressed that according to the experience of local sugar workers, the mixture of the ingredients (honey, bagacillo and urea), was produced years ago in the Sierra Maestra.
The municipality of Jiguani located in the eastern province of Granma will commemorate its 310th anniversary on January 25. Emerged as "town of Indians," Jiguani later became a prosperous city spanning across 646 square kilometers and with over 60,000 inhabitants.
BAYAMO, Cuba.- Greetings from Commander in Chief Fidel Castro and Cuban President Raul Castro were passed on to residents in the city of Jiguani, the town of Guisa and other historic places in eastern Granma province on Tuesday.
BAYAMO, Cuba-. A strong tornado hit the town of El Aji, in the Cuban eastern province of Granma leaving one dead person and six injured.