A Havana Tribute to Bolivar and Chavez

Estatua de Bolivar en La Habana
Estatua de Bolivar en La Habana

Photo Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

HAVANA TIMES — A tribute was held this week in Havana to celebrate two birth anniversaries, that of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar, his 230th and the 59th of recently deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Bolivar was born on July 24 and Chavez on the 28th.

The tribute included floral offerings at Bolivar’s statue, the cancelling of stamps related to the date and the showing of paintings of the two men as well as Jose Marti, Cuba’s national independence hero.

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