Photographic Exhibit in Honor of Sandino Inaugurated in Villa Clara
Santa Clara, Feb 25 (ACN-RHC) A photographic exhibit to honor Augusto Cesar Sandino on the 78th anniversary of his assassination was inaugurated on Friday at the office of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) of the central province of Villa Clara.
The exhibit, made up of 21 pictures, shows historic moments in the life of Sandino with his relatives, as well as with members of his General Staff and some of his closest collaborators. Iris Menendez, ICAP representative to the province, highlighted the historic coincidence of paying tribute to Sandino on a day in which Cuba was also marking the 117th anniversary of the beginning of the Independence War fought by José Martí and other patriots, beginning on February 24th, 1895.
Victor Hugo Navarro, political and cultural attache of the Nicaraguan embassy to Cuba, said that a program of visits to places linked to that nation will be carried out as part of activities to mark the 78th anniversary of the assassination of Sandino.
Previously, a painting of Sandino was given to the stadium named after him in Santa Clara, which was donated by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo. During the ceremony held at the sports facility, which was attended by a large number of Nicaraguan youth studying at the Medical University of Villa Clara, a the statue of Silvio Montejo and Emilio Madrazo, former baseball players of the territory, was unveiled.
Luis Manuel Solis, a student at that University, said that Sandino is an example to follow, and that this is the reason that he and his companions will work in high-risk communities in their country after they graduate.