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Free the Cuban Five Committee of AMISTAD will have a forum on Cuba and the Cuban Five on August 27, 2009 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines-Sta. Mesa. The main speaker for the event is Ambassador Jorge Rey Jimenez. The activity aims to gather signatures for the Cuban Five and campaign further to invite others to join AMISTAD. The students and professors of Trinity University of Asia, likewise continues to gather more signatures to free the Cuban Five.
A STORY OF BRAVERY AND LOVE OF COUNTRY
Cuba has faced the wrath of US aggression since the victory of the Cuban revolution in 1959. The numerous sabotage and attacks by terrorist groups based in Florida which act with total impunity have left 3,478 dead, 2,099 wounded. and direct damage to the economic and social objectives of Cuba amounting to 54 billion dollars. The damage to the economy of Cuba caused by the US economic blockade on the other hand exceeds 86, 208 million dollars, or an annual average of 1,832 million dollars.
Among these terrorists is the internationally known Luis Posada Carriles believed to be behind the blowing up of the civilian plane Cubana de Aviacion on October 6, 1976 which killed 73 persons and other heinous crimes including attempts to assassinate President Fidel Castro. His accomplice, Orlando Bosch, a confessed terrorist, walks freely on the streets of Miami thanks to the presidential pardon of Bush Senior.
Five Cuban heroes responded to the call to defend their country against these terrorist attacks. Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Antonio Guerrero Rodriguez, Ramón Labañino Salazar, Fernando González Llort and René González Sehwerert monitored the anti-Cuban groups in Florida and kept Cuba informed of their terrorist plans. Continue reading