Cuban tribute to the Irish victims of the great famine of the 19th century.

Cuban tribute to the Irish victims of the great famine of the 19th century.

Sligo, May, 2019. The city of Sligo was the site of the Irish national commemoration of the victims of the great famine that struck Ireland between 1845 and 1850.

The great famine not only caused nearly one million victims, but another million people had to emigrate looking for new opportunities to the most varied latitudes.

Today several tens of millions of people in the world recognize their Irish origin.

It is tradition in this commemoration that accredited diplomatic representations join the national tribute. The Cuban Ambassador Hugo René Ramos Milanés and the Consul Soraya Torres Jaime deposited a wreath with the colors of the flag and the solidarity message of the Cuban people.

This occasion is a favorable scenario to mobilize solidarity with the millions of people who suffer from hunger and the millions who are forced to emigrate because of war and poverty.

The event was chaired by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and the Minister of Culture Josepha Madigan.

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