Ecuadorean Youngsters to Climb Two Volcanoes in Support of the Cuban Five

2010.04.08 - 13:21:09 /

HAVANA, CUBA.- Members of the Rebel Culture Movement from Ecuador will begin on Saturday the ascent of the Cayambe and Chimborazo volcanoes, in order to demand the release from prison of the five Cuban antiterrorists unfairly incarcerated in US jails.


Fabian Paredes, Fernando Manolo Paredes and Hugo Rafael Iturralde, the three young mountain climbers, offered a news conference in Quito to announce the project, which will begin on Saturday with the ascent of the Cayambe volcano (5,790 meters above sea level) and will continue on the 17th with the ascent of the Chimborazo (6,267 meters).


Accompanying the mountaineers in their meeting with the press were Jeff Escalante, undersecretary of the Sport Ministry; Hernan Rivadeira, president of the Ecuadorean Committee pro-Justice and Freedom for the Cuban Five; and Pablo Guayasamin, representing the Jose Marti Cuban-Ecuadorean Cultural Institute and the Guayasamin Foundation.


Cuban ambassador to Quito, Benigno Pérez, offered detailed information on the case of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez, unjustly incarcerated in the US since 1998 for monitoring the activities of terrorist groups operating against the Caribbean island from the United States.


In an exclusive interview with ACN, Fabian Paredes, a spokesperson with the group of Ecuadorean mountain climbers, sent greetings to Cuba, from solidarity and embrace among brothers.


“Our thoughts have always been with you; our love to our land and our homeland makes us be aware of and greet its friends, and the Cuban people are a fraternal one” added Parades.


In January, three Argentinians climbed the Aconcagua (6,962 meters) and in March a Cuban brigade climbed the Turquino Peak (1,974 meters), in solidarity with the cause of The Five.

(Agencia Cubana de Noticias)

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