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A special evening organized by United Steelworkers featuring…
ADRIANA PÉREZ Wife of Gerardo Hernández one of the Cuban 5 held in U .S. jails
HIS EXCELLENCY MR. JULIO GARMENDÍA PEÑA Cuban Ambassador to Canada
MONDAY APRIL 15, 2013
“Stanley Park Ballroom”
Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 Bayshore Drive
Downtown Vancouver, Canada
Please join us in welcoming two honoured guests to Vancouver, Canada, Adriana Pérez and Mr. Julio Garmendía Peña. Adriana Pérez is the wife of Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban 5. Gerardo is currently serving two life sentences plus 15 years in a United States jail accused of “conspiracy to commit espionage” and “conspiracy to commit murder”.
However, Gerardo’s mission in the United States was only to protect his country, Cuba, against a vicious campaign of terrorism coming out of Miami since 1959 that has led to over 3,400 deaths in Cuba.
Adriana has been married to Gerardo since 1988, but he has spent the last 14 years of their marriage in a U.S. jail cell. In those 14 years, Adriana has repeatedly been denied entry to the United States and has not been able to visit her husband. Yet, with courage and determination, she and the families of the Cuban 5 have been speaking out to defend their innocent loved ones and demand their freedom.
On Monday April 15, we invite you to come and hear directly from Adriana about the case of the Cuban 5. We will also be honoured by the presences of Mr. Julio Garmendía Peña, Cuban Ambassador to Canada, who will share his perspectives on this important case for the Cuban government and people.
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Event sponsored by:
VANCOUVER COMMUNITIES IN SOLIDARITY WITH CUBA
FREE THE CUBAN 5 COMMITTEE – VANCOUVER
CANADIAN-CUBAN FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION – VANCOUVER
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