Those who dedicate unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had him on their list of "dangerous terrorists", today will suffer from collective amnesia.
Those in the city of Miami who insulted him by denying him homage because he embraced Fidel and thanked Cuba for its aid to Africa, today will have to sit in embarrassed silence.
The Cuban Five will continue facing every day our unjust imprisonment, until the end, inspired by his example of unwavering loyalty and strength.
Eternal Glory to the great Nelson Mandela!
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
United States Penitentiary, Victorville, California
December 5, 2013
We feel a great sorrow for the passing of our brother and guide in life: Nelson Mandela. He was and will always be the real example of freedom, of peace, of victory. His world stature as leader, as a symbol of justice and optimism, will accompany us forever. His light will remain permanently in the soul of each honorable human!
To his family, friends and the beloved people of South Africa, we extend - on behalf of the Five, our families and all the Cuban people - our condolences and solidarity at this time and always.
Ever onward Mandela!
Five infinite embraces!
FCI Ashland, Kentucky
December 6, 2013. 7:54 A.M.