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Statue of Marti in New York Arrives in Havana

1Estatua De Jose MartiHavana, Oct 6 (Prensa Latina) Parque Plaza 13 de Marzo, capital of the Old Havana will host the replica of the equestrian statue of José Martí since 1950 in Central Park in New York, local media reported.
The three-ton, 5.67-meter-high sculpture was received on Tuesday at the Sierra Maestra port in Havana, after being delivered to the port of the Mariel Special Development Zone in a ship from the United States .

Forged in bronze and sculpted in Philadelphia, the piece is the fruit of the generous contribution of Cubans and Americans from both shores, according to a note from the site Radio Reloj.

The original work of the American artist Anna Hyatt (1876-1973), is located on the Avenue of the Americas of Central Park in New York, along with the sculptures of the Latin American pro-independence figures Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín.

This replica reflects the figure of the Cuban National Hero at the time of his death during the battle of Dos Rios, on May 19, 1895, and constitutes a gift from Cuba to the people of the United States as a symbol of friendship.

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