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Monday, June 15, 2009

Camagüey Pays Homage to Maceo and Che

Camagüey, Jun 15.- Children, youngsters and ex-combatants of the Revolution commemorated on Sunday Antonio Maceo’s and Ernesto Che Guevara’s births, 164th and 81th anniversaries respectively.

Voluntary works and a political rally took place in Cuba’s third largest city.

After a wreath-laying ceremony at the square that bears the name of the second-in-command of the Cuban Army of Independence, representatives of the new generations repeated their commitment to continue the example of General Antonio Maceo , who did not accept the conditions imposed by El Zanjón Pact and of Ernesto “Che” Guevara, paradigm of a true internationalist fighter and the one who encouraged the voluntary work in the island nation.

In that context, students of Camaguey-based Ana Betancourt Secondary School received accreditation as activists to help prevent fire and educate the population on such issues.

On the other hand, productive works began early in the morning in diverse organoponic gardens and other food production areas, for being a priority of the country in the current conditions.

Foreigners who are studying in Camagüey joined the homage that the Cuban people paid to Antonio Maceo and Ernesto Guevara on Sunday, participating in the voluntary works.  (Yamylé Fernández Rodríguez/ Translated by Gualveris Rosales Sanchez/Radio Cadena Agramonte).

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