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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa Visits Cuba

IN PICTURES: President Rafael Correa has traveled to Cuba to receive special acknowledgments and pay his respect to Fidel. 

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa arrived Wednesday on an official visit to Cuba.  

The president paid homage to late Cuban President Fidel Castro, thanking the leader of the Cuban Revolution "for always giving us a hand."

On Friday, Correa will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro who will award him with the Jose Marti order, Cuba's most important acknowledgment. 

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Rafael Correa met crowds of supporters on his official visit to Cuba.
Rafael Correa met crowds of supporters on his official visit to Cuba. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
Correa was declared an "Illustrious Child of the City of Santiago de Cuba" on his first day in Cuba.
Correa was declared an "Illustrious Child of the City of Santiago de Cuba" on his first day in Cuba. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
At the award ceremony, Correa greeted former Cuban comandante Ramiro Valdés.
At the award ceremony, Correa greeted former Cuban comandante Ramiro Valdés. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
The Ecuadorean president left white roses in the tomb of Jose Marti, Cuba
The Ecuadorean president left white roses in the tomb of Jose Marti, Cuba's leading independence figure. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
In Havana, President Correa laid a wreath at the tomb of Fidel Castro.
In Havana, President Correa laid a wreath at the tomb of Fidel Castro. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
A monument to the principles of the Cuban Revolution as outlined by the late Fidel Castro
A monument to the principles of the Cuban Revolution as outlined by the late Fidel Castro Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
Correa stands before the tomb of Fidel Castro.
Correa stands before the tomb of Fidel Castro. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
Correa walks past a monument to those who fell during the insurgency.
Correa walks past a monument to those who fell during the insurgency. Photo:flickr / Presidencia Ecuador
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