Paraguayan Deputies to Visit Cuba Next Week

Paraguayan Deputies to Visit Cuba Next Week Asuncion, Nov 14. – Five Members of the Paraguayan parliament will travel to Cuba next week to participate in the sixth International Conference for the release of five Cubans imprisoned in U.S. jails.

The meeting will be held from November 17 to 21 in the city of Holguin with the participation of national and foreign guests.

Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Rene Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino have been unjustly detained for more than 12 years in U.S. prisons because they were alerting their country about terrorist attacks from southern Florida.

The Five, as they are internationally known, were convicted by a Miami court to four life terms plus 75 years without the prosecution presenting credible evidence against them.

The head of the Paraguayan parliament delegation, deputy Aida Robles, told Prensa Latina that the group is made up of legislative members of the Commission Paraguay-Cuba Friendship, comprising a representation of different political parties.

According to Robles, the delegation aims to establish a position on the issue of the Five because they know the unfair reality that they have suffered for over 12 years.

Robles said that Cuba is very important to Paraguay because it has shown solidarity by allowing poor Paraguayan youths to access education.

Robles added that during the four or five days in Cuba, she will try to expand and deepen her knowledge into the political, social and economic reality of the country in the middle of the U.S. blockade this country has suffered for over 50 years.(Prensa Latina)