Back Home the Cuban Five are Heroes

All photos by Bill Hackwell except where credited otherwise

Their faces are everywhere on billboards and posters in public buildings and in many private homes. The struggle for their freedom is dear to many people’s hearts.


Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez wives of Cuban 5 Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez. They have not seen their husbands in over 10 years. They are repeatedly denied visa for a host of reasons.
Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez wives of Cuban 5 Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez. They have not seen their husbands in over 10 years. They are repeatedly denied visas for a host of reasons.

Havana May 2, 2008 - Elizabeth Palmeiro wife of Ramon Labanino speaking to conference of trade unionists about the case of the Cuban 5
Havana May 2, 2008 - Elizabeth Palmeiro wife of Ramon Labanino speaking to conference of trade unionists about the case of the Cuban 5

Hands of Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez
Hands of Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez

 Rosa Aurora Freijanes wife of Fernando Gonzalez
Rosa Aurora Freijanes wife of Fernando Gonzalez

Havana May 1 2007
Havana May 1 2007

Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez
Adriana Perez, wife of Gerardo Hernandez

May Day Havana 2007
May Day Havana 2007

May 1, 2008 Havana
May 1, 2008 Havana

Holguin
Holguin

Near Las Tunas
Near Las Tunas

Havana on La Rampa, Vedado District
Havana on La Rampa, Vedado District

Villa Clara
Villa Clara

Industriales star Rudy Reyes showing support for the Cuban 5
Industriales star Rudy Reyes showing support for the Cuban 5

May 2007 Havana - International Youth Conference in solidarity with the Cuban 5
May 2007 Havana - International Youth Conference in solidarity with the Cuban 5

May 1, 2007
May 1, 2007

Havana

Havana
Havana

Havana
Havana

Havana - Retired bus driver who carries a photo of Adriana and Gerardo in his wallet
Havana - Retired bus driver who carries a photo of Adriana and Gerardo in his wallet

Holguin- memorial to Che
Holguin- memorial to Che

Holguin November 2006- Ricardo Alarcon, president of the Cuban National Assembly speaking at an international colloquium for the Cuban 5
Holguin November 2006- Ricardo Alarcon, president of the Cuban National Assembly speaking at an international colloquium for the Cuban 5

Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez wives of Cuban 5 Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez. They have not seen their husbands in over 10 years and are repeatedly denied visas for revolving reasons.
Olga Salanueva and Adriana Perez wives of Cuban 5 Rene Gonzalez and Gerardo Hernandez. They have not seen their husbands in over 10 years and are repeatedly denied visas for revolving reasons.

Cienfuegos
Cienfuegos



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