Santiago de Cuba Evokes Che Guevara and Antonio Maceo

Che Guevara and Antonio Maceo

Che Guevara and Antonio Maceo

Santiago de Cuba, Jun 14  –  After marking today the 85th and 168th anniversaries of the birth of Ernesto Che Guevara and Antonio Maceo, respectively, men, women and children of this city evoke their legacies in the Cuban struggle for independence.In the Bosque de los Heroes (Heroes’ Forest), the first monument erected to the memory of legendary Argentinian-Cuban guerrilla, fresh flowers show the tribute to the internationalist heroic deed he led in Bolivia.

The groups of workers from the industries Che opened in this eastern city also paid tribute to who boosted the country’s economic development in the early years after the revolutionary triumph of January 1, 1959.

The tribute to Maceo, leader of the independence wars of the 19th century, is expressed in his hometown in many institutions with higher expression in the Revolution Square that bears his name, with a sculpture and museum pieces that remind him.

The museum in the birthplace of the hero and the Maceo Grajales Family Studies Center are part of the tribute, also revealed in the name of the international airport and numerous other schools and organizations.

Source: Prensa Latina

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