Organized by the Multisectorial de Solidaridad con Cuba y la Patria Grande, the ceremony was attended by Cuba Ambassador Pedro Pablo Prada, Nicaraguan Ambassador Carlos Midence, Bolivian Consul Sixto Valdez and First Secretary of the Venezuelan Embassy Nestor Ocando. Local authorities and representatives of the friendship movement with those countries were also present.
The program included an exchange with students, a tribute to the flags of Cuba and Argentina and the laying of a floral wreath for Che.
In his speech, Prada said that it is an honor to visit the city where Guevara was born, whom he considered the perfect combination of thought and action.
The only alternative for us is to be faithful to his legacy. The new man that he thought is in all who fight every day for a better world and those young men and women who attended the People’s Summit in Los Angeles, in the United States, to prove what the true America is, he said.
For his part, Midence underscored the need to continue strengthening regional integration inspired by heroes such as Che and Augusto C. Sandino (1895-1934).
In a statement, the Multisectorial said that Guevara’s example is fundamental in the current international scenario, in which capitalism is threatening the lives of peoples.