Book by Antonio Guerrero Launched in Bay of Pigs

Matanzas, Cuba, Apr 14 (acn) “A retreat place”, a book of 18 poems written
between January 26 and February 12 in 2010 by one the Cuban Five, Antonio
Guerrero, was launched at the Playa Giron Museum, in the Cienaga de Zapata
Those poems were written by Guerrero to describe in a diary form his
seclusion in the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center where his spent time
isolated in the Security Housing Unit (SHU).
In the short preface Guerrero describes how he narrated the long hours
spent in “solitary” using small pencils and little pieces of paper. This
time the poems were edited by Alfredo Zaldívar and the book contains
illustrations specially made by Johann Trujillo for this edition of the
Matanzas publishing house.
During the ceremony, the participants denounced the unjust imprisonment of
Guerrero and his companions, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramón
Labañino, and Fernando Gonzalez, in the United States. Relatives of these
five Cuban antiterrorists were present at the launching.
Guerrero´s mother, Mirtha Rodriguez, said she was honored to be at the
museum that treasures items related to the Cuban victory over mercenary
forces 50 years ago in bay of Pigs.
She told the people gathered in the ceremony that in her latest visit to
her son in Colorado penitentiary she found him optimistic and that the
Five are proud to be part of history and the times they are living.
The Cuban Five, as they are known internationally, have spent over 12
years in US prisons after a biased trial where they were condemned to long
unfair sentences for monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist organizations.

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