Ottawa, March 6, 2017.-Cuban Ambassador to Canada Julio Garmendía Peña, together with the first secretary in charge of the Solidarity movement, Miraly González, makes a working visit to the city of Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia and home of the Nova Scotia-Cuba Association in solidarity with the Caribbean island.
The Cuban diplomat thanked the friends of Nova Scotia for their contribution to the international movement for the release of the five Cuban Heroes, who served long and unjust sentences in the United States for over 15 years for defending their country from terrorism, and were released In December 2014, as a result of the beginning of the process of normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States.
The Nova Scotia-Cuba Association is a member of the Canadian Network on Cuba, which brings together all Canadian groups in solidarity with the island. Its members include writer and journalist Stephen Kimber, author of What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. University professors Isaac Saney and John Kirk, also members of this Association, carried out an intense campaign in the mainstream Canadian media to convey to national public opinion the true meaning of the legacy of Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, following his death last November.
(Embassy of Cuba)