Bernie Dwyer, presente

The following is based on a statement from the International Committee to Free the Cuban Five.

At 7:30 a.m. today, July 10, Irish journalist and beloved compañera Bernie Dwyer died surrounded by her family. Bernie was based in Cuba and worked for years at Radio Havana Cuba. She made several important documentary films, including “Mission Against Terror,” “The Day ­Diplomacy Died” and others.

Her deep research on the aggression and terrorism against Cuba, and the defense of the Cuban 5, imprisoned in the U.S., was one of the most important contributions to the solidarity movement with Cuba.

Her smile, her words in English and Spanish, her messages, her insightful ­articles, her participation in international events and her fruitful work, despite being severely ill, will be an inspiration to all of us who knew and loved Bernie. We will always remember this great revolutionary woman and social documentarian that she was.

We send our warmest embrace to Bernie’s family and her beloved people of Ireland, from all of her comrades in Cuba and the U.S., and the family of the Cuban 5. It has been our honor to know her and she will be deeply missed, but we will carry the struggle forward with Bernie Dwyer in our hearts and minds.

Hasta la victoria siempre dear Bernie Dwyer!