Holguin, Cuba, Nov 21.- (Cuban News Agency – ACN) Ambassadors from all Spanish-speaking countries with the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas, plus Haiti, will participate at the 8th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Cuban Five and against Terrorism, to take place from November 29 to December 1 in this eastern Cuban city.
The forum gathers friends from several countries that support the cause of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in the United States since 1998 for having prevented terrorist actions against the Cuban people.
Cuban Friendship Institute delegate in Holguin Amaury Torno told reporters that the meeting will be attended by the ambassadors of Haiti, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela. The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas, known by its acronyms ALBA, is also made up of Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The official said that over 340 delegates from 47 countries from around the world have confirmed participation at the colloquium, with the largest delegations coming from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Venezuela, Canada, Spain and the United States.
Like in previous occasions, the forum will become an international scenario to denounce the injustice committed against Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, René Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramón Labañino, internationally known as the Cuban Five. The five antiterrorist fighters, heroes of the Republic of Cuba, were submitted to a biased Miami trial that gave them extremely long sentences after they monitored Florida-based ultra-right organizations that have planned and undertaken terrorist actions against Cuba over the past five decades.