The members of the Argentinian Committee for the Release of the Cuban Five welcome today here Ramon Labañino, one of the five Cubans who were held in U.S. prisons for fighting terrorism.
Labañino arrives in Buenos Aires today from Montevideo, Uruguay, for his first visit to this country. His aim is to exchange with the Argentine movement of friendship with the island as an example of gratitude for the support they gave to him and the tenacious demand for the release of the Cuban Five.
Labañino, along with Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez, complied with a long confinement in the United States since 1998.
Sentenced during a biased trial by the defense, Rene and Fernando were released in 2013 and 2014, respectively, after completing their sentences.
Gerardo, Ramon and Antonio were released on December 17, 2014, as part of the negotiations between Cuba and the United States which then gave way to the process of restoration of the bilateral relations.