[Ppnews] Argentineans to Climb Highest Peak in the Americas for the Cuban Five

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Mon Dec 21 12:56:25 EST 2009

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

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