During these days, a number of public events were organized with renowned personalities, including a press conference, a panel about Cuba in Africa and the Cuban 5 in Angola, a meeting of attorneys, a panel of intellectuals, presentations by known authors of newly released books about Cuba and the Five. On June 1st a rally took place in front of the White House followed by an ecumenical-cultural event. There was also a community event, a concert, an event with labor rank and file from the U.S. and abroad, and lobby activities on Capitol Hill. The series of actions ended with a video-conference with participants in Cuba and in the United States and an evening meeting at the Bolivarian Hall.
A video tribute to the always present Commander Hugo Chavez and the families of the five moved everyone. During the closing event messages of the mothers and wives, Alicia Alonso and recognized Cuban personalities were shown.
The songs of Mighty Gabby closed the evening. More than one hundred postcards "Returning" made by the artist Kcho, Rancaño and René González were signed with messages to be sent to Gerardo and Ramón for their respective birthdays. Ángelo Rivero, Business Attache of the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Dr. Rubén Zamora, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador and José Ramón Cabañas, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba were all present for the event.
The 5 Days for the 5 brought together personalities and friends of Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada and Quebec, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, United States, France, Greece, Haiti, England, Italy, Ireland, Nicaragua, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Sweden and Venezuela.
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