Ramiro Valdes arrives in La Paz
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- 01 / 21 / 2010
Valdes is in Bolivia accompanied by Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Evo Morales, who was re-elected for a second term in office.
According to Prensa Latina news agency, they were welcomed on Tuesday night at the El Alto International Airport in La Paz by Bolivian FM David Choquehuanca.
The Cuban delegation will attend Morales’s symbolic inauguration on Thursday at the Tiahuanaco archaeological complex and, on Friday, they will also participate in the official swearing-in ceremony at the headquarters of the Pluri-National Legislative Assembly.
Ramiro Valdes, who is also the Cuban Minister for Computing and Communications, arrived in Bolivia on Monday. He already visited the Señor de Malta Hospital, where Che’s corpse was taken in Valle Grande and where dozens of Cuban internationalist doctors are now offering their services; and the locality of La Higuera, where the mythical combatant was assassinated in 1967.
Thirteen years ago, the leadership of the Cuban Revolution gave Ramiro Valdes the mission to repatriate the mortal remains of Ernesto Che Guevara, which were found on June 28th, 1997, and today rest in a mausoleum in Santa Clara, central Cuban province of Villa Clara.