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Plaza del Che ready for commemoration of 50th anniversary of the heroic guerilla’s death

Plaza CheAn intense effort has been underway at the Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara Sculpture Complex, to ready the plaza for the national commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Che’s death, October 8.

Over the past several days, men and women from a variety of institutions are working jointly to return to its full glory this sacred site where the remains of Comandante Che Guevara and his comrades in arms rest, explained Noris Cárdenas Martínez, director of the Complex.

Among tasks previously completed as part of a months-long plan, to ready the site for the commemoration, was extensive renovation of landscaping, the results of which were severely damaged by Hurricane Irma, she reported.

Thus the need to replant palms downed by the winds, clear fallen branches, and touch up the interior of the mausoleum that contains many plants.

Lighting, and fountains were also improved, Cárdenas Martínez stated, while the marble floors and steps were repaired and polished, among other efforts to prepare the site for this important commemoration of Che’s legacy, to be attended by thousands of Cubans and international guests.


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