Monday, February 15, 2010

Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born January 20, 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest and was one of the most famous liberation theologians of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left.
From 1979 to 1987 he served as Nicaragua's first Minister of Culture.
Cardenal is famous for his poetry and was also the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived more than ten years (1965-1977).

Cardenal was nominated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature in May 2005.
Ernesto Cardenal with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and Raul Bulnes, vice president of the Pablo Neruda Foundation

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