NZ Committee to Free the Cuban Five
Auckland, 18 December 2013. In the framework of the event organized by the Friendship with Cuba Association in this city on the eve of the new Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution, this fair recognition was given to a group of prominent New Zealand activists for their constant work on behalf of the cause of the release of the Five Cuban Heroes.
In the emotional occasion, 8 of these activists, fervent defenders of Cuba and fighters for the freedom of the Five, received from the hands of the Ambassador Maria del Carmen Herrera Caseiro the reproduction of the allegorical painting to the Five completed by Cuban painters and a thank you letter on behalf of the Heroes and their families.
Embassy of Cuba in New Zealand April 26, 2014:
NEW ZEALAND WORKERS SENT MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE FIVE CUBAN HEROES
As part of the event organized by the Cuba Friendship Society in this city for the opening of the exhibition of paintings by Antonio Guerrero, a message of solidarity and support to the cause of the freedom of the Cuban Heroes, sent and signed by the workers of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union of New Zealand, was presented.
The message was read by Mrs. Annalucia Vermunt, a member of that organization and of the Cuba Friendship Society, in the presence of the more than 80 participants in the event that included union and religious leaders, academics, members of the Communist League, young New Zealanders and Latin Americans, journalists, Cuban residents, friends of Cuba and the general public.
The letter, entitled "Message of solidarity with the Cuban Five" expressed in its text: "...The undersigned workers and members of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union of New Zealand join the millions from around the world who demand freedom for the Cuban Five. We send solidarity greetings to the opening of "I will die as I have lived." Through extending the network of solidarity and support for the Cuban Five, the exhibition brings closer the day when all the Five will be free from U.S. jails. "
The Ambassador of Cuba, Maria del Carmen Herrera Caseiro, who was in charge of opening the exhibition, conveyed thanks on behalf of the Heroes and of all of the Cuban people.
Auckland Cuba comrades
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- Initiating Members and Supporters of the NZ Committee to Free the Cuban Five
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