A call is made to continue the fight against the blockade and to defend the sovereignty and Independence of Cuba
Auckland, New Zealand. A large crowd gathered at the Maritime Union of New Zealand’s club to celebrate the return of the Five Cuban Heroes and the 56th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Organized by the Cuba Friendship Society, the emotional event was characterized by a varied program which included, among others, the presentation of the video of Gerardo, Ramon and Antonio’s arrival and reception in Cubaon the 17th of December; an exhibition with fragments from Antonio’s book"Absolved by solidarity", his watercolours on the trial, photos of the celebrations in Cuba for the return; as well the letter Gerardosent to friends of solidarity in New Zealand. Similarly, there were keynote speeches by 3 speakers, the reading of several received messages of congratulations and support, and the adoption of a message of the participants addressed to the Five and the Cuban people which was approved by acclamation.