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      Canadian & U.S. Activists Receive Recognition for Their Contribution to the Return of the Five

      From the Embassy of Cuba in Canada with files from Cubadebate

      Ottawa, 4 May.-Canadian highlighted Cuba solidarity activists Tamara Hansen and Elizabeth Hill received, together with a group of institutions and individuals from all over the world, a recognition for their contribution to the struggle for the return of the Five, on behalf of Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez, during the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba, which was held last Saturday in Havana, led by Miguel Diaz-Canel, first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, Cubadebate website reported.

      Elizabeth Hill is president of the Cuba Canada Friendship Association of Toronto (CCFA-Toronto for its acronym in English) and co-chair of the Canadian Network of Solidarity with Cuba (CNC for its acronym in English). Tamara Hansen, meanwhile, is a young leader within several organizations in Vancouver, as the Committee for the Release of the Five in that city and Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba. All these groups have a long, beautiful and intense page of solidarity with Cuba and stood out in the past 16 years for their shares in favor of the release of the anti-terrorist heroes.

      In the final words of the Meeting Gerardo Hernandez said he deeply appreciated the work of all those institutions and individuals who contributed to the return of the Five expressing "at the bottom of our hearts we know that if we are here we owe largely to the efforts of comrades fronm all over the world who did not rest until you see us here".

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