Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Latin American and European Unionists Condemn US Blockade of Cuba

Cuban News Agency

Havana, Nov 14 (acn) Leaders of trade unions in Latin America and Europe have confirmed their participation in the Sixth Congress of Cuban Workers of the Mining and Energy industries that takes place on the island on November 23-24.

Some of those who have already sent messages confirming their presence include the French Federations of Workers of the Energy sector, the workers of the mining-iron industry of Asturias in Spain, the unions of energy workers of Ireland and Norway and the oil and energy workers of Venezuela, among others.

These organizations promote, in their countries and also in international events, campaigns against Washington's financial, commercial and economic blockade against Cuba and in favor of the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez - internationally known as the Cuban Five - who remain unjustly imprisoned in the United States for fighting terrorism.

The program of the event includes a tour around several Cuban provinces where foreign delegates will have an opportunity to exchange experiences with workers and trade union leaders on the island.

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