The Cuban News Agency (ACN) reported yesterday that Members of Spain’s Medicuba Solidarity Brigade met with the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) where they reiterated their commitment to increase actions supporting the Cuban Five. During the session, the Spanish activists met with relatives of convicted spies Antonio Guerrero, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez.
Rosa Aurora Freijales, wife of Fernando Gonzalez, maintained Havana’s position that the espionage was committed by the regime in self-defense. No mention was made of the spies’ role in the February 1996 murder of four members of the American humanitarian group, Brothers to the Rescue. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Palmeiro, wife of Ramon Labañino, complained that the world’s mainstream media ignored the plight of the five spies to the benefit of the United States.
Francisco Hernandez, Vice President of the Spanish brigade, claimed they conduct monthly rallies in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol areas and in front of the US embassy. The goal, according to ACN, was “raising a wave of solidarity from Europe to the United States, since solidarity is the main way to bring the Cuban five back home…”
Editor’s Note: For a concise summary of ICAP’s collaboration with Cuban Intelligence, see the July 5th posting, “Spy Surrogate to Host “Free the Five” Symposium,:” https://cubaconfidential.wordpress.com/2012/07/05/spy-surrogate-to-host-free-the-five-symposium/