Port-au-Prince, Jan 31. -The Cuba Solidarity Group in Port de Paix, in Haiti, pledged to intensify its actions for the release of five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons.During a meeting with the friendly organization in the northwest, Cuban Ambassador Ricardo Garcia Napoles spoke about the current situation of his compatriots and the need for joint efforts for the return of Rene Gonzalez to his family in Cuba and the release of the other fellow prisoners.
Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and Rene Gonzalez were arrested in the United States for collecting information on terrorist plans by South Florida-based organizations against Cuba.
Rene Gonzalez, who already served his prison sentence, remains subject to a court ruling that forces him to remain in the United States under supervised freedom for three years.
At the meeting, Philias Carlile, president of the Cuba Solidarity Group, thanked Cuba for the work of the Cuban medical brigade in Haiti for 13 years, saving lives and helping to improve people's quality of life.
Health officials noted that the brigade reported a year without deaths by cholera in the 34 active institutions in the country, which develops educational and promotional programs to prevent that disease. (Prensa Latina)