Alfredo Varela

Varela, Alfredo

 

Born Sept. 24, 1914, in Buenos Aires. Argentine writer and public figure. Joined the Communist Party of Argentina (CPA) in 1934. Became a member of the Central Committee of the CPA in 1963.

Varela was one of the organizers of the Partisans of Peace movement; he has been a member of the World Council of Peace since its inception and has served since 1956 as a member of the council’s bureau and since 1969 as secretary of the council. Varela is vice-president of the Argentine Peace Council and one of the organizers of the movement for solidarity with the fighting people of Vietnam. He has been arrested several times. Varela’s novel Dark River (1943; Russian translation, 1946) is devoted to the life and revolutionary struggle of the farm laborers. In 1948 he wrote the book An Argentine Journalist in the Soviet Union. He is the author of the documentary novellas Guemes and the Gaucho War (1944) and Jorge Calvo, Heroic Youth (1952). Varela’s many-sided journalism is devoted to the struggle for peace, socialism, and progressive culture. He has translated the works of B. Brecht and N. Hikmet into Spanish.

WORKS

In Russian translation:
Kuba revoliutsionnaia. Moscow, 1962.
“Slovo bortsam!” Inostrannaia literatura, 1968, no. 1.
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Un grupo de 20 arquitectos, encabezado por Alfredo Varela Torres, asi como colonos de Jardines de Bosque, demandan suspender "por el momento" las obras de la construccion de los arcos de Sebastian, debido a la falta de transparencia con la cual el ayuntamiento de Guadalajara fomento el proyecto.
sin sosten, de Juan Chorot (adaptada por Alfredo Varela con la colaboracion literaria de Rosa Salazar Arenas), bajo la direccion de Alberto Rojas El Caballo, acompanada por Benito Castro, Luis Gatica, Ernesto Godoy, Pedro Romo, Yuyu, Lucero Reynoso y Juan Antonio Yanes, con produccion de Salvador Varela y Roberto Hernandez.
Conoci a Jose Maria Fernandez Unsain cuando acababa de llegar a Mexico, por Alfredo Varela Varelita.
Bueno, eso no era detestable, sino que los mozalbetes eran encarnados por actores como Julian Soler y Alfredo Varela y aun alguna vez por don Joaquin Pardave, personas estimabilisimas y muy buenos actores; pero ya bien labregonzotes.