Havana, Nov 11.- The commander in chief of the Nicaraguan Army, Army General Julio Cesar Avilés, paid tribute to the heroes of Cuba's independence, in the context of his official visit to this nation.
Together with Army Corps General Álvaro López Miera, Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, the visitor paid tribute to the heroes Antonio Maceo and Panchito Gómez Toro, in the Mausoleum that houses their remains in El Cacahual, in the province of Mayabeque (west). .
The senior Nicaraguan officer expressed his affection for the people of Cuba, whom he described as a worthy brother who has transmitted an example of patriotism throughout history.
He also highlighted Maceo's record as a Cuban independence paradigm against Spanish colonialism.
The day before, Avilés paid tribute in Santiago de Cuba (east) to the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, at the monolith located in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery.
Accompanied by other officers of the Nicaraguan Armed Forces, he also paid tribute there to the national hero José Martí, the father of the country, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, and Mariana Grajales.
The senior Nicaraguan military leader arrived in the Caribbean nation on Thursday on an official and friendly visit as part of a tour that previously took him to China and Russia. (Text and photo: PL)