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Holguin’s Farewell to Irma Armas Fonseca

Journalist Irma Armas Fonseca, born in the Cuba city of Holguin, passed away in Havana. Photo: cubadebate.cu Recently deceased Cuban journalist Irma Armas Fonseca lived and worked in Havana for many years, but she never forgot her dear Holguin, her hometown, whose cremated remains would come to this north-eastern city to a heartfelt homage by colleagues and friends.

Maria Julia Guerra, friend and colleague, evokes events of Irma's life. Photo: Amauris BetancourtBefore making a rich career on journalism, Irma Armas Fonseca defended the homeland in the trenches as a militiawoman in the early days of the Cuban Revolution.

She also headed the Holguin branch of the Cuban Journalists Association (UPEC), and was a founder of the Pablo de la Torriente Brau editing house (Havana).

She was a passionate editor that did it all to place graphic humor and cartoon stories in their right places.

Colleagues and friends joined to give Irma a deserved farewell. Photo: Amauris Betancourt    Colleagues and friends pay the homage she deserved in her Holguin, as Maria Julia Guerra did while evoking events on Irma’s life.

Just bye dear Irma, colleagues and friends told her in her native Holguin. Photo: Amauris Betancourt  Friends and colleagues of Irma joined Holguin’s posthumous homage to the journalist and editor, whose ashes would be spread – for her own will - at Loma de la Cuz (the Hill of the Cross), the main symbol of the Cuban city of Holguin.



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