Founder of Cuba’s Granma Newspaper Dies at 67

Susana Lee Lopez, founder of Granma, the official newspaper of the Cuban Communist Party, died on May Day at 67 years old after over half a century of prominent reporting about the daily issues and achievements of the Cuban Revolution.

Less than two months ago, she had won the country’s most important journalism award, the Jose Marti Prize.

Thanks to her work, said the jury on the day of the award ceremony, “we can read the historical review of the Revolution in detail, with investigative precision and reliability … She never tried to shine, but her work radiates from her modesty.”

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