Prensa Latina (PRELA) reported earlier today that Adriana Perez, spouse of convicted spy Wasp Network ringleader Gerardo Hernández, is in Peru for “an intensive program of activities.” According to PRELA, she was invited to attend this weekend’s 13th Peruvian Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, which reportedly will focus on the issue of the Cuban Five.
Supportive Peruvians welcomed Perez last night, as did Cuban ambassador Juana Martinez. PRELA reported that Perez was “surprised and honored for the welcome, and encouraged by the Cuban flags and posters with photos of the Five.” Perez arrived in Peru with Ileana Alonso, whose father died on a Cuban airliner over Barbados in 1976. Havana adamantly insists the plane was brought down by anti-Castro activists. The two will meet with unspecified Peruvian authorities and hope to conduct interviews with the local media.
In an amusing albeit sloppy bit of journalism, PRELA erroneously cited Perez as “the wife of Rene Gonzalez, sentenced in 2001 to double life sentences plus 15 years in prison.”
To see PRELA’s mistake, scroll down to the third line from the bottom: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=535723&Itemid=1