Beige color of certain office combines with photos, posters, portraits, souvenirs and tiny objects, which are placed in small shelves and on walls in an organized manner. In the background of the office, you can see a pen symbolizing “National Journalism Prize José Martí , 2005”, along with a book highlighting personalities of the twentieth century in Ecuador. Undoubtedly, Pedro Martinez Pírez, a prominent journalist for Radio Habana Cuba (RHC) station has turned his workplace into an exhibition of his private life.
The talk held with Martinez that morning makes me affirm that he has a peculiar manner to speak about the figure of the Apostol Jose Marti. He speak swith such passion and arguments that he is able to satisfy even the most skeptical person. That is, you have to be convinced to convince people of something.
With eloquence and elegance, Pedro always talks about Jose Marti, also known as our National Hero of Cuba: "I've studied a lot and, even so, I use to turn to Marti in all kind of circumstances of life ... I found this figure was closely to philosophy, ethics, law, literature, sports, science, journalism, and was an example of conduct ... ".
While Pedro Martinez Pirez was accomplishing internationalist mission in Angola as a reporter, he sent letters to his children with some Marti’s thought. “During my labor as a diplomat abroad, I always tried people got infected by Marti’s wisdom, and my little ones have been my best students.
"Marti said: “The best way of saying is doing”. You should talk about Marti when your personal and systematic behavior is linked to his thought. Marti is not a man to be recited or repeated, but to be imitated. Al spots on Radio Havana Cuba station are devoted to Marti’s thought”, Pedro Martinez said proudly.
Pedro Martinez’s opinion about Marti Pírez
"He was not a healthy man and not felt totally happy in his marriage since was not equal to his thought and mission in life. It seemed he did not belong to no one in particular; his fate was drawn up since he was a child.
Pedro thinks that Martí’s direct participation in the struggle for independence carreid out in 1895 was a right decision he made
"He had to fight; it would be his last moment of dedication to the struggle for Cuba’s independence. No one could stop him. Also he had been accused by some people of advocating the war without participating in it?
"In my opinion all the events carried out by Marti were part of his human greatness. Jose Marti really was and still is an extraordinary man”.