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Vol. 77/No. 15      April 22, 2013

Antonio Guerrero’s ‘Mariposas
of Cuba’ opens in US
Militant/Eric Simpson
SAN FRANCISCO — Some 80 people gathered at the Eric Quezada Center here March 29 for the premier exhibit in the U.S. of “The Mariposas of Cuba” by Antonio Guerrero, one of five Cuban revolutionaries framed up and jailed by the U.S. government for nearly 15 years. The collection is comprised of watercolor paintings of the 25 butterflies indigenous to Cuba.

Exhibits of Guerrero’s works, as well as political cartoons by Gerardo Hernández, have helped win support for the Five. The event featured a reading by San Francisco poet laureate Alejandro Murguía (speaking). Music was provided by Chilean singer Maria Loreto. Filmmaker Saul Landau and Alicia Jrapko of the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5, which organized the event, spoke on the fight to free the Five.

“Your support gives us enormous strength and brotherhood after 15 years of our unjust imprisonment,” Guerrero said in a message to the event.


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