In the sculpture complex, the visiting youths laid a wreath at the foot of the bronze statue of Ernesto Che Guevara and visited the memorial where the niches of Che and the other combatants who fell in the Bolivian guerrilla in 1967 are located.
Lusmialit Perdomo, deputy minister for Women’s Development and a member of the national leadership of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, told Prensa Latina that the Che Guevara Memorial is a beautiful space full of spirituality.
“We revolutionaries are characterized by believing and the first faith is based on changing the inequality that exists in the world,” she said.
“In Che, his speeches and his words were addressed mainly to youths, in addition to his example as a young revolutionary,” she recalled.
“We carry in our hearts Guevara’s phrase that a different world can be created and that youth is the clay that we can mold and design to build that universal effort,” Perdomo noted.
Hondura’s Lourdes Dubon, representative of the Continental Latin American and Caribbean Network in the Youth Commission, condemned the United States blockade against Cuba and pointed out that the US rulers do not want to realize that with these measures humble people are the most affected. We are going to be the pioneers to continue with this kinds of brigades to attract more world youths so that they know Cuba’s reality and can transmit to their respective countries what is really happening on the island, she said.
Made up of young people from Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Honduras and Venezuela, the brigade is touring Cuba as a tribute to the Honduran environmentalist Bertha Caceres and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.