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Cospedal wants to bring to the Museo de la Palabra of Quero UN

The Chairperson recalled in the vicinity of Quero had his estate «the most famous of all fictional characters"of Spanish literature, Don Quixote de La Mancha, where 'desfaciendo riding wrongs».
Also stressed that the ingenious hidalgo "was free" and added: "free men we are to make our decisions and if our actions we choose the word to something else, we will have achieved something very important".
However, he recognized that in politics 'more importantly listening to know talk», what people dedicated to policy must be «very outstanding of all voices». For this reason, he urged all those attending the Act to 'walk the world listening very well what they say others and learning from all those who are on the side'.
Ambassadors of Albania, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Taiwan and Dominican Republic and the cultural aggregates of the embassies of Great Britain, France and United States were some of the guests at the event. Cospedal had words of appreciation for the founder of the Museo de la Palabra, who defined it as a generous with his time, ideals and heritage person and that even said that it is «done altruism person».
For its part, Egido Serrano, who revealed that the Museum Library holds copies of Don Quixote, translated into 43 languages, stressed that the purpose of its founding is based "on a script very simple, put the Word as a tool for coexistence and against all violence". Excited, he defended the importance of the word and its ability to unite people, which claimed the slogan 'the word is the bond of humanity'.
In this second edition, the winning story has been 'The soup', the Valencian Rosa Pastor Carballo, equipped with a $10,000. The three second prize, endowed with thousand dollars each, have been for Sonja Smolec, Croatia, with "Night Howl" (in English); Awwad Eid Samir Sharif, Egypt, with "One man very higher in a bicycle" (in Arabic), and Daya Roí, of Israel, with "one, two, three, four and five ' (in Hebrew).
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