Unionists of the Americas Demand Release of the Cuban Five
Dec 12 (acn) A text demanding the immediate and
unconditional release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando
Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero —who along with Rene Gonzalez are
internationally known as the Cuban Five— will be delivered to the
of U.S. President Barack Obama and to the U.S. embassy in Mexico.
According to the Trabajadores
weekly, the document was approved by trade
unionists from the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay and
a recently concluded Union-Political Course sponsored by the Our
Trade Union Meeting.
The text condemns the injustice committed against the Cuban
Five, who were
arrested in 1998 and given harsh sentences for monitoring
right-wing groups in South Florida that were planning and
terrorist actions against the Caribbean nation.
Hernandez, Guerrero, Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez remain
imprisoned while Rene Gonzalez was recently released, but he was
stay in U.S. territory for three years on probation.
The declaration holds the U.S. Government responsible for the
Rene Gonzalez, who is being prevented from joining his family in