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A nonvenereal form of syphilis that is endemic primarily among children in the Middle East and North Africa, characterized by mouth and skin lesions and destruction of long bone tissue, and caused by a strain of the spirochete Treponema pallidum that is transmitted by mouth-to-mouth contact or shared utensils.

[Colloquial Arabic bajal.]
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Emilio Bejel interprets this act as a "passionate conviction that art must not make any concessions to politics or yield to any type of censorship or coercion." (26) Bejel's otherwise convincing argument largely ignores the fact that Diego specifically opposes affronts to religious liberty.
[1] WHA2.36 World Health Organization, Resolutions and Decisions: WHA2.36 Bejel and Other Treponematoses, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland, 1949.
Emilio Bejel is no stranger to demystification, whether its object is Marti or Cuban nationalism.
Emilio Bejel toes the line between these arguments, stating that Sabas Aloma "unknowingly mixes arguments from diverse discourses that are at odds with each other." (35) My take on Sabas Aloma departs from these views.
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2: "Jose Marti: Images of Memory and Mourning." Lecture and book presentation by Emilio Bejel, Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33134.