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Chess Competition in Argentina for the Cuban Five

Buenos Aires, October 27 (RHC) -– Chess fans joined in Buenos Aires a solidarity chess competition for the Cuban Five, demanding the release of three Cuban anti-terrorist fighters still imprisoned in the United States.

Organized by the Argentine Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five and the Group Peon Vuelve, Chess players Organized and United, the activity took place at the central square of the Obelisk, in the heart of Buenos Aires.

"We pursue two objectives; one of them is to make Argentina more visible in the fight for the liberation of the three Cuban companions, who are still imprisoned unjustly and arbitrarily," told Prensa Latina Lidia Donnini, one of the coordinators of the local Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five.

The other is "invite people to accompany Committee members to deliver on Tuesday, October 28th, a letter to the U.S. Embassy addressed to President Barack Obama, demanding the end of the blockade on Cuba and the release of Gerardo, Ramon and Antonio."

Although organizers of the event did not receive permission for the activity by the right-wing government of the City of Buenos Aires, they decided to do it anyway and it was a pleasant day, of music, sport and solidarity, said the report by Prensa Latina.

The activity was supported by members of the Movement of Friendship and Solidarity with Cuba (MasCuba) and the Communist Youth Federation (FJC).

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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