Brazilians Ratify Solidarity with Cuban Revolution

Sao Paulo, Jun 26 (Prensa Latina) More than 500 people attending the XIX Convention of Solidarity with Cuba in Brazil reaffirmed their support for the Revolution and expressed their commitment to increase actions in favor of the island.

The Charter of Sao Paulo, a document that serves as a final declaration of the meeting held at the Memorial of Latin America, one of the most beautiful works of the famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, emphasizes the increase of solidarity with Cuba in this vast South American country.

Cuba’s Brazilian friends agreed to intensify actions for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorists Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino, and Rene Gonzalez, unjustly imprisoned in the U.S.A for almost 13 years.

They also agreed to continue the fight against the criminal economic, financial and commercial blockade that for over half a century Washington maintains against Cuba, in a vain attempt to defeat the Cuban people, which, on the contrary, resists and keeps alive its internationalist spirit.

Given the lies and distortions of the right-wing press in Brazil about the Cuban reality, Cuba’s Brazilian friends stressed the need to work hard in order to break that media blockade.

In order to improve and perfect this work in Brazil, participants in the XIX Convention stressed the importance of sending a delegation to the Sixth Continental Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, to be held in Mexico from October 6 to 9 this year.

They also extolled the need of supporting Brazil’s position in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, to be created on July 5 and 6 in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of the independence bicentennial of several countries in the region.

The meeting, organized by the Paulista Movement of Solidarity with Cuba, was attended by representatives from 16 of the 27 Brazilian states, as well as a Cuban delegation headed by the president of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, Kenia Serrano.

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