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Spouse of One of Cuban 5 Continues Intensive Agenda in Bolivia

La Paz, Aug 23 (PL) Adriana Perez, spouse of Cuban antiterrorist fighter Gerardo Hernandez, continues today its intensive agenda in Bolivia, including a forum at the University of San Andres and another at the Plurinational Legislative Assembly.

Perez, who arrived in the country yesterday and shortly after gave interviews to many media outlets, will visit the Law School of that educational institution, where she will speak about the situation of the Five, as they are universally known.

The meeting, organized by the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba and the Communist Party of Bolivia, will serve as a prelude to the creation of the Committee of the Five in the Andean country.

Perez will participate in the afternoon in an activity at the Legislative Assembly headquarter, in the presence of senators and representatives, and later will meet with representatives of the Cuban medical and educational brigades based in this country.

Perez will hold talks tomorrow with intellectuals and media directors at the headquarters of the Plurinational State vice presidency, and then will travel to La Higuera, where she will pay tribute on his name and that of her husband to Argentine-Cuban guerrilla fighter Ernesto Che Guevara, murdered in October 1967.

Yesterday, Gerardo’s wife honored the Five at the theater of the Bolivian Telecommunication Company, where she thanked the Bolivians’ support to the cause of Cuban prisoners.

Gerardo Hernandez was convicted in 2001 by a Florida court to double life sentences plus 15 years in prison and he is still in prison, as his three comrades-in- arms: Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, despite strong international pressure so the U.S. government frees them.

Another antiterrorist fighter, Rene Gonzalez, has already completed his prison term, but must remain in the United States to comply with his probation.

The Five were detained in September 1998 while monitoring plans by terrorist organizations financed by the United States and based in South Florida, with the intention of reporting them to Cuban authorities.

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