03/11/12 - Prensa Latina - Cambodia: Epicenter of Solidarity with Cuba in
Asia and Pacific
11 de marzo de 2012, 09:25Phnom Penh, Mar 11 (Prensa Latina) The voices in
Asia and the Pacific breaking the media silence and disinformation on Cuba
will take new solidarity actions in Cambodia this month.
Some 200 delegates from a score of countries from the region have
confirmed participation in the 6th Asia-Pacific Solidarity Meeting with
Cuba, which will be in session from March 22 to 25 in this capital.
Several participants told Prensa Latina that they will attend the event
with initiatives and experiences to share, in order to break the silence
on Cuba and its main vindications.
Subramanian Nagendra announced that the delegation of Sri Lanka will take
42 delegates, including four ministers, as an example of the government's
support for the revolutionary process in Cuba.
In turn, the Australian Society of Friendship with Cuba will participates
with a delegation headed by the academic Tim Anderson, a veteran expert in
leftwing movements and its challenges.
Iraklis Tsavdaridis, the executive secretary of the World Peace Council,
will give a speech at the opening session, and the U.S. publishing house
Pathfinder will launch a book on women's role in the Cuban Revolution.
The leadership of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples
(ICAP) announced the opening of the exhibition "Cubanía en Mariposas"
(Cuban Features in Butterflies), which consists of paintings by Antonio
Guerrero, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in
U.S. prisons since 1998.
The release of Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Rene Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez
and Fernando Gonzalez is, next to the end of the U.S. blockade of Cuba,
the main cause defended by the world solidarity movements.
In Cambodia, which is hosting the biennial solidarity meeting, initiatives
are carried out to spread such demands, with the fundamental support of
the Association of Graduates in Cuba.
The Cambodian government has repeatedly expressed its gratitude to Cuba
for its support for national reconciliation after the rift and destruction
caused by the genocidal regime of the Khmer Rouge.
Therefore, the support from the National Assembly (Parliament) of Cambodia
for this event, which was previously held in Calcutta (1995), Hanoi
(1997), Chennai (2006), Colombo (2008) and Vientiane (2010).
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