Bolivian Vice president: Actions in Latin America Might Cause the Release of the Cuban Five
Cuban News Agency
HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 17 (acn) The Bolivian Vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, affirmed that the actions undertaken in Latin America might finally result in the release of five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly imprisoned in the US since 1998 for trying to prevent terrorist actions against Cuba.
Garcia said there is confidence in that Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Ramon Labañino ––internationally known as the Cuban Five–– will be set free due to the common actions undertaken in the continent, during a wreath laying at the Jose Marti Memorial.
The Bolivian Vice president, accompanied by the Cuban Foreign Affairs deputy Minister Rogelio Sierra, took a tour through the Memorial and expressed his emotion for being there.
Answering the journalists’ questions, he said he was optimist in that there will be a solution for the old dispute between Bolivia and Chile on an access to the sea.
The Bolivian representative arrived for the first time in Havana, last Sunday, and will follow a program that includes cultural activities, among others, until January 24, when he will travel back to his country.
He also participated as special guest at the opening ceremony of the 52 Casa de las Americas Literary Award.