Havana, Cuba, Aug 17.- The 13th Meeting in Solidarity with Cuba opens today at the Peruvian city of Chiclayo, while a similar forum, the 12nd of its kind, is taking place over the weekend in the city of Cordoba, Argentina.

According to PL news agency, the gathering in northern Peru will be attended by Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters held in the US, and by hundreds of  solidarity activists from around the country.

Also attending are professionals who graduated in Cuba and youths currently taking courses on the island, along with Cuban Ileana Alfonso, whose father was one of the 73 victims of the 1976 terrorist bombing of a Cubana airlines jet off the coasts of Barbados.

In interviews with different media outlets, Adriana Perez has explained that her husband, who was given two life terms plus 15 years, and his four countrymen were convicted after they tried to prevent new crimes against the Cuban people, like the one in Barbados.

Meanwhile, the 12th Solidarity Forum to take place in Argentina aims at adding new forces to the international campaign for the return to Cuba of the five anti-terrorist fighters.

Known as the Cuban Five, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, were arrested in 1998 by FBI agents and submitted to a biased Miami trial that gave them extremely long and unfair sentences.

The forum, to take place at the General Paz municipal sports center in the city of Cordoba, will also promote actions for the release of the five like urging municipal and provincial governments and parliamentarians to join the international campaign. (ACN)

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