Plaque Immortalizes Canoe Expedition from the Amazon to the Caribbean


A report from Prensa Latina.

In the port of Misahualli, in the Ecuadorian province of Napo, a commemorative plaque immortalized the scientific expedition in canoe from the Amazon to the Caribbean, which Latin American experts led by Cuban geographer Antonio Nuñez Jimenez carried out 30 years ago.
The event took place in the presence of authorities from this Amazonian locality, and three of the protagonists of the expedition, Cuban speleologist Angel Graña, Ecuadorian ethnographer Fernando Salme and Peruvian archaeologist Aldo Bolaños, who are part of a delegation that participates in a program of activities to remember that important date.

The plaque recalls that March 2, 1987, marks the beginning of the expedition, planned and led by Cuban Doctor Antonio Nuñez Jimenez and sponsored by Ecuadorian artist Oswaldo Guayasamin, with the participation of his compatriot, archaeologist Lenin Ortiz.

After unveiling the plaque, Yumac Ortiz, president of the Corporation for Cultural Promotion and Tourism (ProCultur) and daughter of Lenin Ortiz, thanked authorities for the celebration of this event.

In her opinion, this expedition served to reconnect Amazonian communities and reaffirm that they had 1,000 years of integration.

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