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Saturday, June 23, 2012
Cause of the Cuban Five at the People’s Summit
Havana, Cuba, Jun 22.- Members of the Cuban delegation to the Rio+20 People’s Summit, parallel to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, defended on Thursday the cause of the five Cubans unfairly incarcerated in the US for fighting terrorism.
The case of Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez and Fernando Gonzalez, was presented by Cuban Izett Sama, delegate to the Summit, an occasion social movements made good use of to condemn actions putting the human race at risk.
This was informed in an exclusive interview with ACN via the Internet from Rio by Llanisca Lugo, member of the Cuban group in charge of international networks at the Politburo of the Rio+20 Conference.
Likewise, Sama, also a member of the Center “Martin Luther King Jr.,” denounced during a plenary session the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba for over 50 years now.
The Cuban delegation attending the People’s Summit share with the social movements the political agreement of opposing the so-called “green economy;” condemning capitalism; and demanding the change of the current development model.
At this meeting, the activities of which will run until June 23 in the Brazilian capital, organizations and groups of the civil society also discuss about the serious problems humanity is facing, the Rio+20 portal specifies.
According to the Web site, the Summit will be a space of free access, in which social movements will present experiences and projects on how it’s possible to live in a sustainable way and in solidarity, in contrast to the current paradigm. (ACN).