Raul Leads March in Tribute to Marti

Source: Cuban News Agency
January 27 2016

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HAVANA, Cuba.  Army General Raul Castro, First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC) and President of the councils of State and Ministers, headed on Wednesday in this capital, the traditional March of the Torches, on this occasion on the eve of the 163rd anniversary of the birth of José Martí.

jose marti statue.jpgAccompanying Raul were Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the PCC, and members of the Politburo; Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes; Mercedes Lopez Acea, First Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the PCC in Havana; and leaders of the Cuban youth and student organizations.

Also present in the march were the former presidents of Uruguay and the Dominican Republic, Jose Mujica and Leonel Fernandez, respectively, and other personalities and intellectuals.

Rain didn’t prevent thousands of young people from staging, along with the Cuban Five, this tribute, which is not only paid by Cuba, but the world, due to the participation of personalities and friends of the Caribbean nation from 50 countries attending the 2nd International Conference With All and for the Good of All.

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