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Vol. 75/No. 44      December 5, 2011

5,000 rally to ‘free the Cuban 5’
in Holguín, Cuba
Ahora/Edgar Batista

HOLGUíN, Cuba—Some 5,000 women, from workplaces and schools across the city, led a march and rally by local residents November 19 demanding the release of the Cuban Five, revolutionaries held in U.S. prisons for more than 13 years. The action, organized by the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in Holguín province, was organized November 16-19 as part of an international conference of more than 300 people from some 50 countries that discussed how to broaden the worldwide campaign to free Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González.

The conference, sponsored by the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), also included visits by international delegates to towns across Holguín province and neighborhoods in the city here to exchange experiences with working people and students.


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