Ecuador Remembers Che Guevara on the 45th Anniversary of his Assassination
2012.10.04 - 09:19:08 / ACN
HAVANA, Cuba.- Several activities, some of them presided over by Brigadier General (r) Harry Villegas (Pombo), a Cuban comrade in arms of Commander Ernesto Guevara, will honor the Heroic Guerrilla in Ecuador, on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of his assassination.
Pombo, as Che referred to him on his campaign diaries in the Congo and Bolivia, will give a lecture at the Ecuadorian Culture Center in Quito on Friday, in which he will tell about his experiences during the years he shared with the legendary Latin American revolutionary, the Prensa Latina news agency reported on Wednesday.
Participating in the meeting will be writer Raul Perez, president of the Center; Jorge Rodriguez, Cuba’s ambassador to Ecuador; and Rosa Mireya Cardenas, secretary for Peoples, Social Movements and Citizen Participation of the host country.
A book on anecdotes of the years they fought together, entitled “Pombo, un hombre de la guerrilla del Che,” (Pombo, a Man of Che’s Guerilla) will also be presented in that South American nation.
During this visit to Ecuador, the author of the text will inaugurate in Portoviejo, Manabi, a monument to the leader of the Battle of Santa Clara, and will speak with students of the Technical University in that province.
Also as a tribute to the tireless Cuban-Argentinean anti-imperialist fighter, the group Victor Jara will offer the concert Lo Eterno (The Eternal) at the Carlos Cueva Tamariz university theater on Friday, the Web site of the Ecuadorian El Mercurio newspaper reported.
Other activities programed for the occasion include exhibitions of paintings on the life of the Heroic Guerilla and other Latin American heroes, a cycle of lectures on Latin American integration, and the region’s protest song festival.