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Vol. 80/No. 15      April 18, 2016


Gerardo Hernández speaks in Canada: ‘We’ll keep building our socialist society’

TORONTO — Gerardo Hernández, one of the Cuban Five, began a cross-Canada tour here, speaking to more than 200 people at the Steelworkers hall April 3. He spoke in Montreal April 6 and goes next to Ottawa and Vancouver.

“Ideas from abroad try to make capitalism before the 1959 revolution look like a paradise of sea and beaches,” Hernández said. “This is not true. It was a system that killed and tortured its own people.”

“Do you remember when the imperialists said they would never negotiate with Cuba while the Castros were still in power?” Hernández said when asked about President Barack Obama’s recent visit. “Cuba hasn’t renounced one single principle in the negotiations. This is a huge victory for our leaders and people. We don’t deny there are dangers but we Cubans aren’t naïve. We don’t forget history. We will continue to fight to build our socialist society.”

Representatives of the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association and Friends of Cuba against the U.S. Blockade invited everyone to demonstrate April 16 at 2 p.m. at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto demanding the U.S. end the embargo of Cuba and close the U.S. naval base and prison in Guantánamo.
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