Frei Betto Champions Release of Cuban Antiterrorists
SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Feb 24 (acn) Brazilian theologian Frei Betto championed on Thursday in this city the strengthening of the movement of solidarity in favor of the immediate release of the five Cuban antiterrorists unfairly incarcerated in the United States.
This commitment of love towards these heroes should continue, towards these men who have dedicated their existence to save lives, so the strong pressure forces the US government to release them from prison, asserted one of the strongest advocates of the Liberation Theology in Latin America.
Invited by the Cuba 2011 International Book Fair, Frei Betto paid his first visit to the city of Santa Clara, where he honored Commander Ernesto Guevara at the mausoleum where his mortal remains and those of his companions in the Bolivian guerrilla are kept.
During a meeting held on Thursday at the Caturla Hall of the Marti provincial library, the writer presented his important work Fidel and Religion, a volume that has been published in some 40 countries and translated into more than 20 languages.
He recalled passages of the historic meeting with the leader of the Cuban Revolution and the great impact the fist publication of the text had on the island.
Betto put some of his recent creations to the public for its consideration, like La obra del artista, Un hombre llamado Jesus, and La Mosca azul.
This Dominican friar, born in Belo Horizonte, is the author of 51 books and he studied journalism, anthropology, philology and theology.
He won the most important literary prize of his country, the Jabuti (1982), for the text Bautismo de sangre, among other national and international acknowledgements.