Tribute to Che 50 Years after his Death

Cuba’s First Vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez visited Santa Cruz, Bolivia, as part of the tribute the Cuban people is paying to the Latin American hero

By: Juventud Rebelde

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2017-05-29 | 17:57:29 EST
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia. – Cuba’s First Vice-president Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez had “a meeting with history” this Saturday, as he said after his arrival in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to pay tribute to Che on the 50th anniversary of his death in combat, PL reported.
The visit to Vallegrande, where Ernesto Che Guevara and his comrades fell, has a particular importance for every revolutionary, the dignitary said.

Upon his arrival, Díaz-Canel ratified the visit to this city as part of the tributes the Cuban people is paying to the Latin American hero.
This is also a foretaste of the activities co-organized with Bolivia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death in combat of the Heroic guerrilla, he said. In this regard, he stressed that next October 9 will be a moment full of emotions for both countries.
“Our generation was born and raised following Che’s example as legacy and we harbor deep feelings for his personality and example.”
In Santa Cruz, Díaz-Canel has on schedule the visit to important historical centers of Valle Grande and La Higuera, where the guerrilla fighter is remembered. 

Cuba’s First Vice-president arrived in this Bolivian department as part of a four-day official visit to the South American country, where he met with President Evo Morales and Vice-president Álvaro García Linera to reaffirm the ties of brotherhood between Cuba and Bolivia.

Morales gave Díaz-Canel a bust of the indigenous leader Túpac Katari and a copy of El Libro del Mar (The book of the Sea), which contains Bolivia’s arguments in his demand to Chile of a sovereign outlet to the Pacific Ocean.

For his part, Díaz-Canel ratified Cuba’s decision to keep up the support for the process of change in Bolivia in the main projects and to broaden economic-commercial ties.

Translated by ESTI  

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