Ecuadorian Legislators in Solidarity with Cuba Reply

Quito, Jun 7 (Prensa Latina) The Parliamentary Group of Friendship Ecuador-Cuba ratified today its backing of Cuba, in the presence of Aleida Guevara March, a daughter of Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Che Guevara.More images in: PhotosPL

Copies of agreements reached in Parliament for this purpose were given to a Cuban delegation in the plenary of the legislative body, including the demand to end the US blockade against Cuba and for the release of five Cuban heroes unfairly held in the United States for over 13 years.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Rene Gonzalez, also known as The Cuban Five, were given harsh sentences for monitoring and thwart the plans of Florida-based anti-Cuban terrorist groups.

Rene Gonzalez, who served his sentence already, was given an additional three-year supervised release punishment while Gerardo Hernandez has been repeatedly denied the right to be visited by his wife.

The undersigning legislators proposed to address the resolutions agreed in the Ecuadorian Parliament to different regional and international bodies, to the US ambassador to Quito and to US President Barack Obama to give due legal course to their petitions.

Guevara March and Cuban Ambassador to Quito Jorge Rodriguez attended the Parliament hearing accompanied by Vice President of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples Elio Gomez.

Also present were Odalys Perez, the daughter of the captain of a Cuban plane blew up in mid flight in 1976 by Miami-based anti-Cuban groups, and Maria Eugenia Guerrero, the sister of Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban Five.

Speaking to the plenary, Guevara highlighted the longstanding friendly links between the peoples of Cuba and Ecuador.

She appreciated the legislators support and urged them “to continue fighting until victory, when all Latin Americans have the right to live in dignity.”

Ecuadorian legislator Silvia Delgado told Prensa Latina that Cuba is an example of dignity and “from this country we can do nothing but to support these two fundamental causes of the Cuban people today.”

Editor’s Note:  Prensa Latina (PRELA) is a Cuban news agency long known for its collaboration with the regime’s intelligence services.

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