More than 330 delegates from nearly 50 countries have confirmed their attendance at the 8th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Cuban Five convicted in the United States, organizers reported. Traditionally held in Holguin, the meeting will be held from November 28 to December 1. It is expected that the number of participants rise a little more, Amaury Torno, delegate of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in that territory, told Prensa Latina.
The event aims to coordinate further actions for the return to the island of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez, who were detained in 1998 for monitoring Miami-based terrorist groups.
In this sense, it is expected to increase solidarity and strengthen international strategies about the case through all possible platforms.
It was recently reported that the Forum will help with recovery efforts in that eastern province, one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy, as they will do productive work in different municipalities.
The program also includes an exchange with relatives of the antiterrorist fighters, setting up Tents for Peace and a cycling cup.