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President Hugo Chavez inaugurates a monument dedicated to independence leader Francisco Miranda in Havana
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inaugurated on Tuesday in Havana a monument dedicated to independence leader Francisco Miranda.

Also present in the activity was Cuba's First Vice President Raul Castro, Venezuela's diplomatic corps in Havana, Cuban government officials, Venezuelan students from Havana's Latin American School of Medicine, Cuban university students among others.

The Historian of the City of Havana, Eusebio Leal spoke about Francisco Miranda and his struggle against Spanish colonialism. He stressed that Francisco Miranda was one of the most universal of all Venezuelans and the only fighter to participate in three important revolutions of his time: the independence of the United States, French Revolution and the independence of Latin America.

President Hugo Chavez met with his Cuban counterpart Fidel Castro Monday afternoon to analyze the development of joint programs, the advances of the Latin American integration process through the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA), the results of the energy revolution in the two nations, the challenges of climate change and other topics of world interest.

Source: Radio Habana Cuba

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