“Yo me muero como viví” [I die as I lived] presents 15 watercolor paintings by Antonio Guerrero, who, along with Gerardo Hernández and Ramón Labañino remains in a U.S. prison. The exhibition opened last Saturday in Sydney, Australia, at the Stirrup Gallery, in a new solidarity event of the Australian Association of Friendship with Cuba. [The exhibition title is based on a verse from Silvio Rodríguez’s song “El necio.”]
A Prensa Latina article “Double Solidarity Act with Cuba in Australia,” explains that Chela Wietzel, president of the solidarity group, and Cuban Ambassador Pedro Monzón, said that the visual arts exhibition is aimed at providing information to and raising consciousness among Australians about the campaign for the release of the three anti-terrorist fighters.
Two other participants of the group that has been called “The Cuban Five”—who were sentenced as spies in charge of monitoring terrorist groups against Cuba in the U.S. city of Miami—are René González and Fernando González, who returned home after completing their sentences.
Additionally, the Australian Association of Friendship with Cuba hosted an auction of original aboriginal work to collect funds for the Che Guevara Hospital in Las Tunas, to fund medical treatment of diabetes.
For full article, see http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2669691&Itemid=1 (in English) and http://www.cubadebate.cu/categoria/temas/cultura-temas/ (in Spanish)
For Silvio Rodríguez’s song, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbRCZMqH25w