It is a pride to be Fidel’s man, Cuban hero states

Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) Republic of Cuba hero Ramon Labañino said in this western city that to be Fidel Castro’s man today synthetizes the pride of those born in this rebellious island.

At a meeting with workers of the Pinar del Rio-based La Coloma fishing industrial company, which is responsible for 22% of the country’s marine captures, the antiterrorist fighter narrated passages of his imprisonment in the United States, where he was held for 16 years, along with four other comrades.

Without you, without the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, we would have not returned to the homeland, he said five years after returning home, on December 17, 2014, along with Gerardo Hernandez and Antonio Guerrero, who together with Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, were known internationally as The Five.

Labañino presented his books Hombre del Silencio, which was a best seller at Havana’s International Book Fair, and Poemas Diafanos, both printed by the Capitan San Luis publishing house.

The former is a diary that denounces the US inhumane prison system, while the latter lauds the value of women, especially Cuban women, whom he defined as heirs of Mariana Grajales, who is considered the Mother of the Homeland.

The hero of the Republic of Cuba was welcomed with respect, admiration and appreciation by the workers, who were celebrating the 43rd anniversary of La Coloma fishing industrial company, a key stakeholder in Cuba’s exports.

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