Managua, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) The visit by one of the Cuban Five, Fernando Gonzalez, and his tour of many cities, where he met with authorities and members of social organizations, marked the week in Nicaragua.
In Masaya, Granada, Leon, Esteli, Altagracia and Managua, Fernandez, who is also the vice president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) received the keys of those cities and was declared a Beloved Son.
The National Autonomous University of Nicaragua-Managua granted him the Honoris Causa Doctorate Degree in Humanities.
Gonzalez met on Friday with President Daniel Ortega and attended a meeting of solidarity with Cuba.
The Cuban Five, as Fernando, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez are internationally known, were detained in 1998 in the United States for monitoring groups that organized and financed violent actions against Cuba.
After completing their prison sentences, Rene and Fernando returned to their homeland, but Antonio, Ramon and Gerardo are still held in US prison serving lengthy sentences.
During a visit to the Nicaraguan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gonzalez stated that the release of his companions is in the hands of President Barack Obama.
Cubans, Nicaraguans and friends from all over the world will fight until our three brothers return to their homeland.
Foreign Minister Samuel Santos said that Gonzalez’ visit is an honor for Nicaragua, and described the Cuban Five as an example for the youth today.
Gonzalez also met with youths and legislators from the Sandinista parliamentary group of the National Assembly, who ratified their support for the Cuban Five.