Nobel Prize winners send message to
Washington solidarity event for the Cuban Five
Nobel Prize winners Rigoberta Menchú, from
Guatemala, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, from
Argentina, sent messages of support to the 3rd Five
Days for the Five being held in Washington.
These messages, along with one from Brazilian
theologian Frei Betto, were read on Thursday, June
5, during the opening session of a conference
entitle A New Era for Cuba-U.S. Relations, which
will continue through the 6th.
“More than 250 people are gathered here right now,”
said Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the International
Committee for the Freedom of the Five, speaking via
telephone with Prensa Latina.
Jrapko reported that parliamentarians from El
Salvador, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic have
arrived to participate in the event and delegations
from Argentina and Brazil are expected.
on hand is Puerto Rican patriot Rafael Cancel
Miranda, in addition to supporters from across the
United States, Canada and almost 30 other countries.
Additional activities in 42 other countries around
the world are reportedly taking place this week in
support of the Five Days for the Five in Washington.