Folk Singer Backs Prisoner Release

HAVANA TIMES, June 2 — Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodríguez backed the release of the political prisoners on the island and also demanded that the Cuban Five, imprisoned in the United States charged with espionage, be set free, reported IPS.  He spoke at a press conference in New York, one of the stopovers of his tour of the United States.  According to Rodríguez, the Washington-Havana conflict should end because it has caused “too much distress, too many absences, too much missing, too much sorrow.”

Rodriguez performs at Carnegie  Hall on Friday June 4th.