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Panama honors legacy of Cuba’s independence hero

Panama City, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Members of the Cuban embassy in Panama today paid tribute to the legacy of revolutionary General Antonio Maceo on the occasion of the 146th anniversary of the so-called Baragua Protest.

Next to the bust that perpetuates the memory of the independence hero in the emblematic Belisario Porras Park, the participants in the ceremony, led by the ambassador of the Caribbean nation, Victor Cairo, evoked the bravery and dignity of the man who refused to accept a peace without independence from Spanish colonialism.

The speaker, the island’s consul in the isthmus, Mahivyn Rodriguez, recalled the events of March 15, 1878, in Mangos de Baraguá.

She highlighted Maceo’s laconic phrase: ‘No, we don’t understand each other’ to Spanish general Arsenio Martinez, which put an end to the Zanjon Pact, with which the metropolis, after 10 years of war, offered the cessation of hostilities without a solution to the colonial situation that raised the Cubans in arms.

According to Rodriguez, this act was transcendental for the independence struggles against Spain and became a symbol of revolutionary steadfastness.