Cuban 5 tribute to Mandela

Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro

Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro

Just after an extended period of time in lockdown, one of the Cuban Five political prisoners inside the U.S., Hero of the Republic of Cuba Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, dedicated this short message to the memory of Nelson Mandela.

Those who dedicated unlimited resources to erase and rewrite the history of Nelson Mandela, those who had him on their list of “dangerous terrorists,” today will suffer from collective amnesia.

Those in the city of Miami who denied him homage because he embraced Fidel and thanked Cuba for its aid to Africa, today will have to sit in embarrassed silence.

The Cuban Five will continue facing every day our unfair imprisonment, until the end, inspired by his example of unwavering loyalty and strength.

Eternal glory to the great Nelson Mandela!

Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
United States Penitentiary, Victorville
California, Dec. 5

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