Havana’s Prensa Latina (PRELA), long-known for its collaboration with Cuba’s Intelligence services, is reporting a Cuban 5 rally occurred in the Salvadoran town of Izalco (west of the capital of San Salvador). The gathering allegedly consisted of “political, religious and solidarity organizations.” According to Havana, “before the demonstration, a religious ceremony was held on the street to demand the release of the Cuban Five and pray for the health of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Protesters also demanded an end to the blockade against Cuba for more than fifty years by the U.S.”
PRELA cited its information source as the “Salvadorian Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba.” The date and time of the event was not disclosed. Likewise, a photo was not provided nor was information on the size of the crowd. In fact, the only mention of attendees was a statement that unspecified members of the local Mayor’s office attended, as did former guerillas with the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).