Obama in Havana tribute to Cuban hero Marti

US President Barack Obama (C) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at Jose Marti monument in the Revolution Palace of Havana next to the Vice President of the Cuban Council Salvador Valdes Mesa (C-R) on March 21, 2016Visiting US President Barack Obama paid homage Monday to Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, a figure who draws rare bipartisan reverence. Honoring a man whose writing is still read by young Cubans, Obama touched a wreath and signed a memorial book at the foot of a statue in the heart of Havana’s government district. “It is a great honor to pay tribute to Jose Marti, who gave his life for independence of his homeland.

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