Ramiro Valdes Pays Tribute to Che Guevara in Bolivia
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- Politics and Government
- 01 / 20 / 2010
Valdes arrived on Monday in the Bolivian city of Santa Cruz, heading the official delegation from the island to the swearing-in ceremony of Evo Morales, who was re-elected for a second term of office.
The Cuban high-ranking official, who is also the Minister for Computing and Communications, traveled accompanied by Marcelino Medina,First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
It was in the Bolivian province of Valle Grande where the mortal remains of Ernesto Che Guevara were found. The Cuban delegation visited the Señor de Malta Hospital, where Che’s corpse was taken, and where dozens of Cuban internationalist doctors are now offering their services.
They will travel on Tuesday to the locality of La Higuera, where the mythical combatant was assassinated in 1967.
The mortal remains of Guevara were found on June 28th, 1997, and today they rest in a mausoleum in Santa Clara, central Cuban province of Villa Clara.
Granma newspaper quotes Ramiro Valdes saying that it was particularly moving to return to Valle Grande 13 years after the leadership of the Cuban Revolution gave him the mission to repatriate the mortal remains of the Heroic Guerrilla.
The day concluded with a meeting with the Cuban health professionals making their contribution in Valle Grande to the social and health programs implemented by the government of Evo Morales.