Daughter of Cuban Hero Receives Warm Welcome in Peru


Lima, Nov 13.- Ailí Labañino, the daughter of Cuban anti-terrorist fighter Ramón Labañino, was warmly welcomed in Lima, Peru where she arrived on Thursday to take part as a guest in the 15th Peruvian Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba.

The young woman was given a fraternal welcoming at the Jorge Chávez International Airport by Ambassador of Cuba stationed in this South American country Juana Martínez and also an active member of the organization which sponsors the abovementioned meeting slated to be held in the Andean city of Huancayo, some 310 kms to the east of LIma.

On behalf of family members of the Cuban Five -arrested 16 years ago in the United States and unjustly sentenced to long terms of imprisonment- Ailín Labañino attends this meeting.

The Cuban Five were arrested in Miami, Fla, where they were gathering public information about plots that terrorist groups were organizing to carry out outrageous attacks on the island nation. René and Fernando González already served their sentences and are now free in Cuba, but Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero and Ailín’s father, Ramón, are still behind bars in the United States.

In the next few hours, young Ailín will travel to Huancayo in what is her second visit to Peru because in 2009 she took part in the 10th Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba which then was held in the historical city of Cusco.

The 15th Meeting will open tomorrow in Huancayo and a variety of topics will be discussed among which a demand to put an end to the infamous US blockade on Cuba and the case of the Cuban Five will top the agenda.

The Houses of Friendship with Cuba and the Peruvian Committee in Solidarity with the Cuban Five will read reports on the actions they have been doing as well as their youth arm and their intellectuals.

Besides, participants will be updated on the real situation facing Cuba nowadays and will decide which actions they might take in Peru, a country with a long tradition of solidarity with the Caribbean country.

This same solidarity was recently showed up by President Ollanta Humala, who while addressing to the UN General Assembly in September he asked to end the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade on the island country. In this respect, the Peruvian Parliament also passed a multi-party motion backing up Cuba.

As another proof of solidarity, Peru voted ‘Yes’ to a resolution presented by Cuba at the UN General Assembly demanding to lift the U.S. unilateral measure, which has been enforced for over 50 years. (Prensa Latina/Radio Cadena Agramonte).

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