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Cuban parliamentarian Esteban Lazo evokes Jose Marti’s legacy

Havana, May 19 (Prensa Latina) National People's Power Assembly President Esteban Lazo on Friday evoked the legacy of Cuban National Hero Jose Marti 128 years after his fall in combat.

On the Parliament’s Twitter account, Lazo said that the entire nation pays tribute to Marti, whom he described as an example of a patriot, with an everlasting work.

“Marti lives by being consistent also with Fidel Castro’s postulate: I bring in my heart the doctrines of the Master,” he pointed out.

Prime Minister Manuel Marrero tweeted that the ideas of the Cuban National Hero left an unprecedented imprint in the history of the Cuban revolutionary process.

Jose Marti (1853-1895) was the organizer and initiator of what he considered to be the necessary war to free the nation from the Spanish colonial yoke.

The poet, essayist, journalist and founder of the Cuban Revolutionary Party, also known as the Cuban Apostle of Independence, met his death in the plains of Dos Rios, where he was shot several times by a close discharge of enemy rifles.

His early physical disappearance was a hard blow for the struggle that began again on February 24, 1895, but his personal and emancipatory virtues, Latin Americanism and anti-imperialism transcended in Cuba’s battles for its definitive independence.


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