The Cuban Five
Mirta Rodriguez , mother of Antonio Guerrero , one of the Cuban Five unjustly convicted in the U.S., said in Havana that those Puerto Rican patriots and independence defenders are common enemies of the U.S. government .
In a meeting in Puerto Rico Mission in Cuba, Mirta and Yadira Perez , niece of Gerardo Hernandez , shared experiences with family of Oscar Lopez and Norberto Gonzalez , supporters of independence movement also convicted in the northern nation.
The books, The truth names me and Enigmas and other conversations , authored by Antonio Guerrero (Tony ), one of the five Cubans convicted in the U.S. for fighting terrorism , were two of the works presented in Havana on Saturday Book space .
The first of the texts, by Capitan San Luis publishing house, is a compilation of poems written by Guerrero, between September 1998 and the same month of 1999, the first year of prison with Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino , Gerardo Hernandez and Fernando González .
The bilingual edition includes illustrations of Gerardo, including the cover and foreword by Rene, who is already in Cuba after serving his entire sentence plus a year and a half under the additional punishment of “supervised release “in the United States.
In introducing the volume, poet Aitana Alberti, one of its compilers, recalled that even in inhuman conditions of confinement in the "hole”, Tony knew how to express in his verses the right word , the right feeling , stripped of all bitterness .
In Enigmas and other conversations, published by Ediciones de la Memoria of Pablo de la Torriente, Cultural Center also appear poems of Guerrero , as well as exchanges of letters , stories , photographs and pastel paintings, among other materials.
The text, foreword by Roberto Fernandez, in its first section responds to a series of questions and answers by Tony to the Cuban singer Silvio Rodríguez and other personalities identified with the case of those patriots.
Referring to Enigmas, writer Victor Casaus described the material as a common work of the Five, to be also reflected in its pages the feelings of René, Gerardo, Ramon and Fernando, and all around the world solidarity to the cause of the fighters.
The last soldiers of the Cold War, by Brazilian journalist Fernando Morais was the third proposal, submitted by Raul Capote, known as the agent Daniel of Cuban State Security.
The text, which was released in 20111 revealed some aspects of a rigged trial against The Five.
Other passages in the life of terrorism appear in the volume, away from the usual speech, and content based on the testimony of relatives of the fighters, and the result of several years of research news, mails, minutes of proceedings and other files relating to the case.
Translated by: Daysi Olano
Music, poetry and yellow ribbons were the distinguished elements this September 12th in Havana. The concert at the Jose Marti Anti-Imperialist Tribune Havana became a cultural pact for justice in the case of the Five.
Thousands of participants to the emblematic place, the scene of important political and cultural events of national life, applauded the performances of renowned, new and consecrated artists with songs and dances full of Cuban expression, in a gesture of solidarity with the 15th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of our antiterrorist fighter brothers imprisoned by the empire.
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples convened the International Meeting for the Liberation of the Cuban Five. 15 years is enough!, To be held this September 12, 2013, to join the global campaign for this cause.
Cuba committed to universal solidarity in the global scenario for the American people know the injustice committed against Cubans 15 years imprisoned in jails for terrorist groups that monitor from the state of Florida, prepare actions against the island
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