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International Poetry Award to a Greek

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Journalist and poet Petros Kassimatis (in Greek) has been awarded the Argentine writers’ association (SADE) first international literature prize which was established together with the Greek cultural organization “Nostos.”  Petros Kassimatis received the top prize in poetry for his work “Samarkand, at the Ancient Observatory,” and a distinction for another of his works. The award will be handed out in special ceremonies in Buenos Aires and Athens.  Writers and poets from Greece, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, Cyprus, Italy, Russia, Germany, the United States, Mexico and Spain competed in the international competition on “Hellenism and Alexander the Great.”

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59 Latin Americans in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)   Following the visit of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Theodore Kassimis in Latin America two months ago, 59 children and teenagers of Greek origin, aged 13 to 25, from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile arrived in Athens on January 17. They were hosted by the Secretariat General for Greeks Abroad.