Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca and Cuban Ambassador to Brasilia Carlos Zamora attended the presentation of the book at the Cultura Library of the Iguatemi Commercial Center in this capital.
Malmierca is in Brazil at the head of the Cuban delegation to the 5th Meeting of the Bilateral Working Group at ministerial level to monitor economic and commercial topics between Cuba and Brazil.
"The Last Cold War Soldiers" counts the work of the Cuban Five, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Ramón Labañino, René Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez in Florida, US, picking information and preventing the Cuban government and people on the terrorist actions by anti-Cuban groups against the Caribbean island.
Fernando Morais, the author, told Prensa Latina in an interview that his book is a testimony, and constitutes one more action in favour of the liberation of the Cuban Five, and at the same time, denounced the brutality of the trial against them.
Morais said he made a total of 40 interviews, 17 in Cuba, 22 in the US and one in Mexico, for two years, to pick up the information to write his book, edited by Brazilian publishing firm Companhia das Letras in 30,000 copies, of which 20,000 have been already bought, since August 19, when its sale in Brazil started.
Morais was born in Mariana, Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, in 1946. He is a journalist. He worked in Brazilian newspaper Jornal da Tarde and magazine Veja, among others.
He has received the Abril Journalism Award four times, and Brazilian Award Esso three times.
Other works written by this outstanding Brazilian journalist and writer are: Olga, Cható: o Rei do Brasil; Corazoes Sujos (Dirty Hearts); A Ilha (The Island, a book dedicated to Cuba, published in 1976); Cem quilos de Ouro (100 Kilograms of Gold), O Mago (The Magician) and others. (Prensa Latina).