Cuba''s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodriguez, urged Monday to honor the legacy of the Cuba''s National Hero, Jose Marti, by defending Latin America''s independence and sovereignty.
Let us work for Latin American integration and unity. Let us denounce imperialist domination. This will be our just homage to Jose Marti,' he wrote onTwitter.
Rodríguez highlighted the hero's liberating thought, in particular his call to declare a second regional independence.
In an article entitled Washington International Congress, its history, its elements and trends, published in La Nacion, Argentina, on December 19, 1889, Marti warned: 'Spanish America was saved from the tyranny of Spain; and now, after seeing with judicial eyes the antecedents, causes and factors of the invitation, it is urgent to say, because it is the truth, that the time has come for Spanish America to declare its second independence'.
Cuba is remembering its national hero today with several activities, among them the traditional March of the Torches in Havana, to which the president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, confirmed his attendance.