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Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Cuba and Germany opened their doors to a Guatemalan poet unknown in their country. This documentary seeks to recount the pilgrimage of Arqueles Morales Chacón and his contribution to the history of Central America. It takes as its narrative thread, a bundle of old leaves, 10 centimetres wide and 25 long, found on the street beside the rubbish bins. It was a library with manuscripts and poems, written in their majority with a typewriter on almost transparent leaves, some of which illegible.
Tuesday 20 December 1988, a newspaper in Nicaragua (El Nuevo Diario) announced, on one of its pages, that journalism was in mourning.
Arqueles Morales dies in Cuba.
Arqueles Morales an outstanding journalist of Guatemalan origin, who had become a citizen of Nicaragua, died last Saturday night in Havanna, Cuba, the outcome of a grave illness.
"A desk is a dangerous place from which to watch the world" (John Le Carré)