The recording helped convey the demand to lift the US over-50-year economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba and the immediate release of the five Cuban anti-terrorists given harsh, unjust prison sentences in 1998 for monitoring extremist groups operating from South Florida.
The ex soldiers welcomed Alarcon’s message at the Convention, underlines the website Radio-Miami.org.
Journalist Max Lesnick, director of Radio Miami, on behalf of Alianza Martiana, recalled the controversial relations between Havana-Washington and called for the immediate lifting of the US blockade.
Lesnick also invited the “Veterans for Peace” to visit Cuba "with the certainty that they will be welcome with the Cuban people’s respect and friendship".
Speakers at the Convention included African-American writer Alice Walker and film producer Phil Donahue.
The Veterans for Peace Convention coincides with activities for the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Leah Bogler, president of the group and a US Navy vet, also reminded of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and called attention on previous US military incursions, stressing on the war of Vietnam