By Angel Christopher
The staff of the South Press Independent Newspaper delivered for the first time in the United States, specifically in Miami, awards to the Dean and colleagues from the CNP, last October 29th, celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the CNP Cuba in Exile foundation.
Awards were given to the journalist Salvador Romaní Orúe, dean of the College, for his dedicated work fighting for the freedom of Cuba and Venezuela for more than 60 years defending the freedom of the press and against communism.
Also, to the experienced Cuban-American journalist José Arenal, Mrs. Silvia Posada director, and graphic designer respectively of the newspaper YA, a publication that collects the historical memory of music, theater, television, and Cuban cinema, displaying Cubanness, and without forgetting the constant criticism of the Cuban regime.
A special moment was the recognition given to the radio and print journalist, the very Cuban Juan Garau, editorialist for YA and columnist for South Press, whose historic work as the voice of exile on the radio is recognized within the Cuban Historical Exile to this day. Being now a winner of the National Award for Journalism, deservedly so.
This was an excellent evening with the participation of distinguished figures in the fight for democracy, freedom of the press, honorable judges, and representatives of the American people residing in Florida.