American actor Danny Glover arrived November 27 in Cuba, a country he’s been visiting for the last twenty years and where he always returns with his heart open to listen, learn and grow
Amid hugs and smiles, Glover reunited with Cuban Hero Gerardo Hernández, whom he visited on several occasions while serving unjust sentences in a maximum security prison in California. Today is a beautiful day, said Glover, who joined the international campaign for the return of the Five to the island and denounced the media silence surrounding the case of the anti-terrorist fighters.
This Friday, the star of the film The Color Purple personally knew Fernando Gonzalez and Ramon Labañino, and some of the relatives of the Cuban heroes imprisoned in the United States on September 12, 1998.
When I joined the Committee for the Liberation of the Five, and saw how these men were aware of their responsibility to humanity, I saw in them the bridge to the world of justice and equality that we want to build, said Glover.
In statements to the press at Jose Marti International Airport, he remembered that recently, while filming scenes of a movie in Spain, he met people who were familiar with the cause of the Cuban revolutionaries; experiences also lived in other countries.
Glover also highlighted the solidarity work of Cuban internationalists in remote places, and said he himself had witnessed the usefulness of the services provided by Cubans in Latin American nations.
His commitment to truth and justice led him to meet famous personalities from politics as the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and late Venezuelan ex president, Hugo Chavez.
In one of his visits to Havana, Glover received the International Film Award Tomas Gutierrez Alea, granted by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC).
Internationally known as the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez served long and unjust sentences in the United States for warning their country from terrorist acts forged in the neighboring territory.
Taken from Prensa Latina and translated by Escambray
Photos: Vladimir Molina Espada