Cuba’s Prensa Latina (PRELA) has reported that Irma Sehwerert, mother of convicted Castro spy Rene Gonzalez, is visiting Peru. In Lima, she continues her outreach to Peruvian entities and personalities to publicize her version of her son’s espionage career. Predictably, she also lobbied on behalf of the remaining Cuban 5, more specifically, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero.
Irma Sehwerert and other Cuban officials were received at the Congress by legislator Sergio Tejada, of the ruling bloc Gana Peru. There she and pro-Castro allies “presented information on the case of the Five and the need to intensify the international pressure campaign so that U.S. President Barack Obama grants them a pardon,” according to PRELA. The Cuban 5 were arrested on September 12, 1998, after years of espionage efforts against the United States and Florida’s Cuban-American community.