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Cuban VP Jose Ramon Machado Ventura Pays Tribute to Marti and Bolivar in New York
According to Granma news daily, Machado Ventura, who heads the Cuban delegation to the 63rd Period of Sessions of the UN General Assembly, placed floral wreaths in front of the monuments of these two Latin American heroes in New York.

The other members of the Cuban delegation to the UN meeting, Foreign Minister Felipe Perez Roque and Fernando Remirez De Estenoz, head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Central Committee of Cuba’s Communist Party, accompanied Machado Ventura in these ceremonies.

Also present was the Cuban ambassador before the United Nations, Rodrigo Malmierca.

The Cuban delegation’s program for Monday includes Machado Ventura’s intervention at a UN High Level Meeting on Africa’s Development Needs.

The Cuban VP will also participate in bilateral meetings and in a solidarity rally organized by members of the US campaign for the release of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters who remain as political prisoners in the United States since 1998.


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