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José Julián Martí Pérez Jan 28.1853 – May 19, 1895 as a Cuban national hero , an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. Through his writings and political activity, he became a symbol for Cuba's bid for independence against Spain in the 19th century, and is referred to as the Apostle of Cuban Independence.

from Mail Online

LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian enjoy flirty night out in Brooklyn

LeAnn Rimes at the Bacardi Loud & Untameable Live concert event celebrating Cuban Independence Day in Brooklyn

A Cuban Peso, It shows the image of Jose Marti the Cuban Independence World Leader.

the blue stripes refer to the three old divisions of the island; and the two white stripes represent the strength of the independent ideal. The red triangle symbolizes equality, fraternity and freedom, as well as the blood shed in the island's struggle for independence. Finally, the white star symbolizes the absolute freedom among the Cuban people.

from BBC News

Day in pictures: 28 January 2015

Thousands of Cuban students and government officials march in Havana to celebrate the 162nd anniversary of the founder of Cuban independence Jose Marti's birthday.

Bacardi® Rum Toast to Cuban Independence Day and the Rebel in All of Us

from the Guardian

Researching Cuban independence has taught me what matters in life

‘I still do not like rum, smoking cigars or going to the beach, but Cuba taught me how to be a scholar’

Cuban Independence Day and A Question for Esnolia

from Mail Online

Pope Francis set to arrive in Havana today

A street sweeper cleans near a sign reading 'Long live Cuba' and a monument of Cuban independence hero Antonio Maceo in Havana