The Fire Fest, as the Caribbean Festival is also known, concluded its latest edition in Santiago de Cuba: a telluric and sounding city, a city of mountains and carnivals, a rebel city, where no one fears to look into the eyes of his fellow man or hesitates to offer a helping hand.

  When the symbolic devil burns beside the bay, facing the Caribbean Sea, like an exorcism, the party seems to be extinguished, but it is only a figuration.  The flame is protected, like living embers, in the most sacred spaces of the ground.

  Santiago de Cuba welcomed with open arms the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.  The Caribbean is present even beyond these waters, it bounces through continents, it founds loves, it goes to its ancestors and inheritances, its touches and scents.  It imposes peace through diversity.