Wife of One of Cuban 5 to Meet Bolivian Intellectuals

Wife of One of Cuban 5 to Meet Bolivian Intellectuals La Paz, Aug 24. – Adriana Perez, wife of Cuban antiterrorist Gerardo Hernandez, will hold talks today with Bolivian intellectuals and media directors, on her third-day visit to this Andean country.

Perez, who arrived in this capital from Peru on Wednesday, August 22, will meet at the headquarter of the Plurinational State vice presidency with a group of intellectuals and newspapers' editors, according to her today's agenda.

During the first day of her stay in Bolivia, Perez gave interviews to media and later chaired the central act to honor the Cuban Five, as they are universally known, with the attendance of members of the diplomatic staff, and the government's ministers and deputy ministers.

Perez met yesterday with President Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia's Senate, Gabriela Montaño, and most members of the Legislative Assembly.

Gerardo's wife also participated in a debate forum at the Law School of the University of San Andres, held talks with representatives of the Cuban missions in the country, and gave many interviews to television.

After attending a meeting at the vice presidency, Perez will fly to Santa Cruz to visit La Higuera town, to honor Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, who was killed in that place 45 years ago.

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez and Rene Gonzalez were detained in September 1998. After a biased trial, they are currently serving harsh sentences, especially Gerardo, who was sentenced to double life terms plus 15 years in prison.

Rene Gonzalez has already completed his prison term, but must remain for three years on supervised release in the United States.

The Five monitored plans by terrorist organizations financed by the United States and based in south Florida, to report them to Cuban authorities.(Prensa Latina)