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Bolivia’s Solidarity-with-Cuba Movement reiterated in Cochabamba its support for the cause of the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in the United States since 1998.
During a national meeting, the organization vowed to keep fighting to achieve the return to Cuba of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, internationally known as the Cuban Five.
The Bolivian activists issued a resolution at the end of the meeting, calling on the U.S.government to immediately release the five Cubans and expressing their unconditional support for their relatives.
The Cuban Five were arrested in September 1998 after they monitored U.S.-sponsored terrorist organizations based in South Florida.
The solidarity group also stressed the importance of an upcoming visit to Bolivia by Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Five. Hernandez was given two life terms plus 15 years and remains in prison, like his compatriots, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, and Ramon Labañino.
Rene Gonzalez met a 13-year sentence but he has been forced to remain under three-year probation in US territory./ RHC