[Ppnews] Argentineans to Climb Highest Peak in the Americas for the Cuban Five
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Argentineans to Climb Highest Peak in the Americas for the Cuban Five
Buenos Aires, December 19, 2009
info at thecuban5.org
Three youth from the Argentinean province of
Neuquen will climb all the way to the summit of
Mt. Aconcagua to demand the freedom of the five
Cuban antiterrorists imprisoned in the US for over 11 years.
Santiago Vega, radio and TV host, Aldo Bonavitta,
bank employee and Alcides Bonavitta, social
activist, will initiate the scaling on December
25th in support of the freedom fighters from the island nation.
The brigade members assured that they have made
the world-wide demand for the freedom of Ramon
Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero,
Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez their own cause.
The three Argentinean mountain climbers will take
with them a flag with the logo of the Cuban Five
made by Gerardo Hernandez and will plant it on
the summit of Aconcagua, called the roof of the
Americas. Aconcagua is 6959 meters (22,841 ft.)
above sea level, making it the highest peak in
the Americas. The Aconcagua is situated on the
border between Argentina and Chile, 30 kilometers
(one and a half days walking ) on the Inca
Bridge, and is part of the world circuit of the
Seven Summits of the seven continents.
The Five -as they are known in the international
campaign for their freedom- are Heroes of the
Republic of Cuba and were condemned in Miami to
excessive sentences for monitoring terrorist organizations based in Florida.
In solidarity the highly committed climbers will
be emulating the challenge of the young
Argentinean, Ernesto Che Guevara, who in the
middle of the last century attempted several
times to climb the famous Mt. Popocatepetl in Mexico.
The expedition will return on January 18, 2010 to
the city of Neuquen after facing the challenges
of extreme temperature and the dangers surrounding this type of climbing.
Source: Prensa Latina
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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