Cuban youth march for the homeland

On the evening of January 27, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz attended the March of the Torches in honor of national hero José Martí, commemorating the 163rd anniversary of his birth. The Cuban President was accompanied by former Presidents of Uruguay, José (Pepe) Mujica, and the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández.

Marching with Cuban youth and the people in this traditional procession from the steps of the University of Havana to the Fragua Martiana, were Second Secretary of the Party Central Committee and a Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, José Ramón Machado Ventura; members of the Party Political Bureau, Comandante de la Revolución Ramiro Valdés Menéndez and Mercedes López Acea; as well as Jennifer Bello, president of the Federation of University Students (FEU), among other government and party officials and leaders of political and mass organizations. Also present was Uruguayan Senator and Mujica’s spouse, Lucía Topolansky.

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