The first edition of the Hispanidad events being held this year in the city of Cartagena, by the cultural association Héroes de Cavite, is being a success both by the public and by all the media and sponsors in Spain and Latin America. They will still be there until next Saturday, which will be the closing of the events. Attendance is free, and the event is also being streamed on the association’s social networks.
The Cultural Association Héroes de Cavite is carrying out a great Cultural Event, of International character, in Cartagena, Spain, which has had as its centre the festivity of the 12th of October, La Hispanidad.
It began last Friday, the 8th with the show called “Viaje a la hispanidad”, music, dance and poetry to inaugurate this First Cultural Week Hispanidad Cartagena, Union of Cultures. In the theatre of the Fundación Mediterráneo, located in the main street, accompanied by the guitarist Antonio Martínez. And it will conclude this weekend, ending next Sunday, 17th October. This Thursday, the 14th, at a quarter past five in the afternoon, they have organised a guided tour of the fortifications of the “Frente Derecho” (Fajardo), with an exceptional guide: Colonel Juan Lorenzo Gómez-Vizcaíno y Castelló, Warden of AFORCA. On Saturday, the 16th, screening of the documentary “Los últimos de Filipinas, regreso a Baler” (The last of the Philippines, return to Baler). The siege of the last of the Philippines in the church of Baler (1898) from the point of view of their descendants and their efforts to rescue from oblivion the last battalion of the Empire where the sun never set.
In addition to other Spanish-American personalities, we have the presence of: – Enoch Castellanos Férez, Chemical Engineer, dedicated to the Food, Chemical and Metalmechanical Industry. Current National President of CANACINTRA – National Chamber of the Transformation Industries of Mexico, which is the main business organisation in that country. – Marcelo Gullo, academic and writer, professor of International Relations, whose new book, “Madre patria” (Editorial Espasa), refutes the Spanish black legend from Latin America. – Pablo Victoria, historian and writer, Colombian by birth and of Spanish nationality. D. in Economics in the United States and in Philosophy in Spain, spoke on “Myths and truths about our Hispanic heritage”. – Ramón Tamames, who holds a PhD in Law and Economics from the University of Madrid, has also studied at the Institute of Political Studies and the London School of Economics. A State Commercial Technician (1957), he has been Professor of Economics since 1968. He spoke on “The half of the world that was Spain”. – Luis Gorrochategui spoke on “Two Spanish victories”. One was that of the Great Armada, the famous Invincible, in 1589, and the other, in Buenos Aires, in 1807. – And Jóse Luis López Linares, President of López-Li Films, a renowned production company specialising in documentary films, responsible for the structural-organisational, financial and technical aspects related to the production and direction of documentary films, as well as the photographic elements.
Last Saturday, the 9th, the round table “Is a new Carrera de Indias possible?” took place, with the participation of Pablo Victoria, Enoch Castellanos, Marcelo Gullo and Ramón Tamames. The Carrera de Indias was the most successful commercial enterprise in history, as well as the longest-lived. For just over 250 years, the Spanish empire sailed the seas from Asia to America, and from America to America.