Camila Vallejo, Chilean Parliamentarian Sends a Letter to Obama asking for the release of the “Cuban 5"


A Call for action all over the world during the upcoming actions in Washington 



Camila Antonia Amaranta Vallejo Dowling was elected Deputy of Chile in November  2013 elections. Vallejo was elected to represent the 26th  District of Florida.  As President of the Federation of Students of the University of Chile (FECh) and spokeswoman of the Chile Confederation of Students (Confech), she lead the student protest in 2011 becoming one of the most prominent leaders in the world to achieve free and quality education.


Santiago, May 5, 2014




Mr. President:


Through this letter, I would like to join the clamor expressed by a large number of people throughout the world; artists, intellectuals, parliamentarians, jurists and people of good will, who expect from you a decision of elemental justice, especially taking into account your status as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.


This concerns pardoning 3 Cuban citizens, unjustly held in prisons in your country, for trying to protect Cuba from terrorist acts planned from U.S. territory.


Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Gerardo Hernández Nordelo and Ramón Labañino Salazar have been convicted by U.S. authorities, falsely accused of conspiring against the United States, while in reality they actually infiltrated admittedly terrorist organizations, who have repeatedly attacked Cuba and Cuban citizens both inside and outside Cuban territory.


The world and especially Latin America expect you to pursue the normalization of relations with Cuba, inspired by the principle of peoples right of self-determination.


The release of these 3 Cuban patriots would be a great gesture in that direction.


I’m sure that you know about these cases and I believe that from your high office you will not endorse the continuity of the terrorist attacks suffered by Cuba, performed by sinister characters as Luis Posada Carriles, and that you understand that each country has the legitimate right to protect itself from such barbarous crimes.


Not only Cuba, but all people of good will in the world hope that Gerardo, Ramón and Antonio will be able to return to their homeland, as their comrades René and Fernando already have done. This is up to you.


Hoping sincerely that you will make the right decision, I say goodbye attentively.




Member of the House of Representatives,

Republic of Chile

null A Call for action all over the world during the upcoming actions in Washington. We make a special appeal to friends of Cuba and the Five from around the world so that they can unite their voices from their countries to accompany the activities in Washington, with parallel actions from June 4 to 10  including sit-ins, demonstrations, pronouncements, art exhibits, a general twitazo, articles in the media, activation of social networks, etc.   

This is the time to ask for real changes in U.S. policies towards Cuba!
This is the time to ask Obama for the immediate release of Gerardo, Ramón y Antonio!

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