Santo Domingo, Mar 26. -The Autonomous University of Santo Domingo celebrated the 116th anniversary of the Manifesto of Montecristi with a wreath-laying at the bust to Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
Rector Mateo Aquino Febrillet highlighted Jose Marti's strong ties with the Dominican Republic, embodied in his close friendship with Maximo Gomez, a Dominican hero.
Febrillet also noted the ties between Marti and Federico Hernandez y Carvajal, and his three visits to the Dominican Republic to strengthen ties between the two countries, which are more strong than ever.
Cuban Ambassador Juan Astuasaran highlighted the historic magnitude of the Manifesto of Montecristi, signed in that city on March 25. The document charted the foundations, ideals and course of the second war for Cuba's independence, which had begun a few days earlier, and was championed by General Maximo Gomez until the end. (Prensa Latina)