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Nicaraguan hero Augusto César Sandino evoked in Cuba

Havana, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Ambassador to Cuba Orlando J. Gómez on Wednesday evoked the legacy of Nicaraguan anti-imperialist hero Augusto César Sandino on the 90th anniversary of his assassination by the army of dictator Anastasio Somoza.

“Sandino was betrayed and together with his General Staff he offered with his life the audacity of leading the Army for the Defense of National Sovereignty from September 1927 to January 1933 and his struggle against the presence of the Yankee navy on Nicaraguan soil,” the diplomat recalled.

Gómez also said that Sandino, known as the General of free men and women, “represents the Nicaraguan people’s dialectic reaction against one and a half century of history of iniquities.”

While laying a wreath in tribute to Sandino before the monument to Cuban National Hero José Martí, in Havana’s Central Park, both Cubans and Nicaraguans recalled Sandino’s leadership and class consciousness and underlined the force of his anti-imperialist thought.

Ambassadors and other representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Cuba participated in the tribute to Sandino.

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