Guantanamo's Venceremos Newspaper–- “A retreat place”, a book of 18 poems written between January 26 and February 12 in 2010 by one the Cuban Five, Antonio Guerrero, was launched at the Playa Giron Museum, in the Cienaga de Zapata municipality.
Those poems were written by Guerrero to describe in a diary form his seclusion in the Oklahoma Federal Transfer Center where his spent time isolated in the Security Housing Unit (SHU).
In the short preface Guerrero describes how he narrated the long hours spent in “solitary” using small pencils and little pieces of paper. This time the poems were edited by Alfredo Zaldívar and the book contains illustrations specially made by Johann Trujillo for this edition of the Matanzas publishing house.
During the ceremony, the participants denounced the unjust imprisonment of Guerrero and his companions, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramón Labañino, and Fernando Gonzalez, in the United States. Relatives of these five Cuban antiterrorists were present at the launching.
Guerrero´s mother, Mirtha Rodriguez, said she was honored to be at the museum that treasures items related to the Cuban victory over mercenary forces 50 years ago in bay of Pigs.
She told the people gathered in the ceremony that in her latest visit to her son in Colorado penitentiary she found him optimistic and that the Five are proud to be part of history and the times they are living.
The Cuban Five, as they are known internationally, have spent over 12 years in US prisons after a biased trial where they were condemned to long unfair sentences for monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist organizations.
Source: Cuban News Agency