Castro Meets with the Cuban Five

In the pictures, Fidel appears at his home accompanied by his wife Dalia Soto del Valle, along with Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, who were recently awarded the medal of Heroes of the Republic of Cuba by President Raul Castro.

The five anti-terrorist heroes, who never inflicted any damage on the United States, were trying to prevent and thwart terrorist acts against our people, Fidel writes in an article that accompanies the photos.

None of the five Heroes did his work for any applause, prize or glory. They received their
honorable titles because they did not go for them.

They, their wives, parents, children, sisters and brothers and their countrymen, have the legitimate right to feel proud, Fidel wrote and added that if they were in the United States it was not to inflict any damage to that country, or take revenge for the crimes organized there by supplying explosives against our country.

Trying to prevent them was absolutely genuine action, he stressed.

Fidel explained that he met with the heroes for five hours and since that moment he has found enough time to ask them to invest part of their immense prestige in something highly useful to the Cuban people.

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