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Wife of One of the Cuban 5 Visits Bolivia to Honor Che

La Paz, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina)

Adriana Pérez, spouse of Cuban antiterrorist fighter Gerardo Hernandez, arrived in Bolivia for a five-day visit that will include a tribute to Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara in La Higuera.

After arriving from Lima, Perez thanked the invitation made by the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba in Bolivia, saying she is in this country with many expectations.

“It is a great expectation for any Cuban to visit Bolivia, but mainly for someone associated with the Five, as they are universally known, so what Che has represented for them,” Perez said.

“Gerardo had a photo of Che and one of Nelson Mandela in his cell,” said Perez, who stated that “as Gerardo’s wife, but also as a Cuban woman,” she will be in La Higuera, where Che was killed.

She also considered very fruitful her stay in Peru: “Issues such as the blockade, the Five, and a lasting action plan until the Five have returned to Cuba were also discussed there.”

According to her agenda, the visitor will participate in a forum about the Five, organized by the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and the Communist Party of Bolivia, at the Law School of the University of San Andres, in which the Five Committee in the Andean nation will be also created.

Perez will participate in the same date in an activity at the Legislative Assembly headquarter, with the participation of senators and lawmakers. She will later meet with representatives of the Cuban medical and educational brigades working in this country.

On August 24, Perez will meet with intellectuals and media directors at the headquarters of the Plurinational State vice presidency.

Perez will also travel to La Higuera, where she will pay tribute on his name and that of her husband to Che. Che was murdered in October 1967.

Gerardo Hernandez was convicted in 2001 by a Florida court to double life sentences plus 15 years in prison and is still in prison, as well as the other three comrades-in-arms: Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, despite strong international pressure so the U.S. government frees them.

Another antiterrorist fighter, Rene Gonzalez, already completed his prison term, but he must remain in the United States to fulfill his supervised release.

The Five were detained in September 1998 while monitoring and warning their country from plans by terrorist organizations, funded by the United States and based in south Florida.

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