The five Cuban antiterrorist heroes concluded on Wednesday an intense two-day to El Salvador, a day President Salvador Sanchez described as “historic.”
According to the Prensa Latina (PL) news agency, Sanchez, who for years also embraced the cause of The Five, asserted that “their presence in El Salvador fills them with hope because they symbolize the triumph of life over terrorism and death.”
During their brief stay in the Central American nation, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, received on Tuesday the Farabundo Marti Medal to Merit, from the hands of Medardo Gonzalez, general secretary of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN).
The medal was conferred to them in 2010, when the FMLN marked the 30th anniversary of its creation, a date in which the Cuban antiterrorist fighters were unfarily incarcerated in the United States.
In the meeting with the antiterrorists, Salvadoran President Sanchez said: "This is a very special day for the Salvadoran people; five heroes, five antiterrorist fighters, five brothers of ours who champion the dream of freedom of the peoples of Latin America."
"An example of dignity and patriotism that fills us with pride all righteous men in Latin America and the rest of the planet, because they are living proof that when truth and justice are defended no sacrifice is in vain,” stressed the president.
Similarly, the president highlighted his appreciation "for the historic dialogue reached between the Republic of Cuba and the United States as a sign of understanding, respect for sovereign equality of States and the self-determination of the peoples".