SAN SALVADOR, July 21. The president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, received on Tuesday the Cuban Five, who were unjustly imprisoned in US prisons.
The president had a private meeting with Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who arrived in the country with several of their relatives, from Nicaragua, where they attended the events for the 36th anniversary of the Sandinista People's Revolution.
In the private meeting were the first lady, Margarita Villalta; Foreign Minister Hugo Martinez; the technical secretary of the Presidency, Roberto Lorenzana, and the Commissioner for Governance, Franzi Hato Hasbún.
Before the meeting at the Presidential Palace, the five held a press conference in which they thanked the Salvadoran people for their solidarity and support for the struggle for their return home, completed on 17 December with the arrival in Cuba of Gerardo, Ramon and Antonio.
The Five were arrested in 1998 in Miami, where they were monitoring the plans of anti-Cuban terrorist groups based in the US city, which have caused thousands of deaths and injuries and extensive damage in Cuba.
The cause for their freedom generated a worldwide movement that included solidarity organizations even in the United States, governments, personalities like Nobel laureates and international organizations, and was actively accompanied by significant sectors of the Salvadoran people.
Translated by ESTI