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Outstanding personnalities who support the Five Cuban Heroes

Heads of states

  Late Hugo Chávez Frías  (Venezuela)
     
  Nicholas Maduro Moros   (Venezuela)
     
  Late Nelson Mandela  (South Africa)
     
  Evo Morales  (Bolivia)
     
  Rafael Correa Delgado   (Ecuador)
     
  Damiel Ortega   (Nicaragua)
     
  Hifikepunye Lucas Pohamba  (Namibia)
     
  José Ramos-Horta  (Timor Leste)
     
  Jacob Zuma (South Africa)
     
  Miguel D' Escoto Brockmann  (Ex Presidente de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas)
     
  Roosevelt Skerrit (Prime Minister of Dominica)
     
  Jimmy Carter (Ex President of the USA)
     
  Winston Baldwin Spencer (Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda)
     
  Kim Yong Nam, Presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la RPDC (Consejo de Estado) y miembro del Buró Político del Partido del Trabajo de Corea (PTC)
     
  José Mujica, President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
     
  Mahinda Rajapaksa, President of the Socialist Democratic Republic of Sri Lanka
     
  Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar, President of the Cooperatif Republic of Guyana
     
  Salvador Sánchez Cerén  (Salvadoran President)
     

Vice Presidents

  Álvaro García Linera  (Bolivia)
     
  John Dramani Mahama  (Ghana"s Vice President)
     

 

 Leaders

Antonio Paulo Kassoma (President of the Angolan Parliament)
Fernando Soto Rojas
(President of the Venezuelan National Assmebly)
Max Vuyiside Sisulu (Presidente del Parlamento de de Sudáfrica)
Fernando LaSama (Presidente del Parlamento de la República Democrática de Timor Leste)
Ruth Zavaleta  (Presidenta de la Cámara de Diputados de México)
Eduardo Joaquim Diris (Presidente de la Asamblea de la República de Mozambique)
Patrick Herminie  (Presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Seychelles)
Theo-Ben Guarirab (Presidente de la Asamblea Nacional de Namibia)
Gerardo Zamora, gobernador de la provincia argentina de Santiago del Estero
Bill Richardson (El gobernador de Nuevo México)
Reinaldo Pared Pérez (President of the Senate of the Dominican Republic)


Karel De Gucht
  (canciller de Bélgica)
Celima Torrico (minister of Justice - Bolivia)
Hugo Martínez Bonilla (Minister of Foreign Affairs- El Salvador)
Héctor Lacognata (Minister of Foreign Affairs - Paraguay)
David Choquehuanca (Minister of Foreign Affairs - Bolivia)
Douglas Slater (Minister of Foreign Affairs - San Vincent and Granadinas)

Nayef Hawatmeh  (Palestina)
Diether Dehm, Wolfgang Gehrcke y Monika Knoc  (Diputados Alemania)
Danielle Mitterrand  (viuda del estadista francés Francois Mitterrand)
Juan Mari Bras,  (dirigente independentista puertorriqueño) 
Samuel Ruiz (obispo mexicano)

Gustavo Madero Muñoz  (Presidente de la Mesa Directiva del Senado)

Wayne Smith Former Chief of the US Interest Section in Havana during Jimmy Carter administration, 2006
Us Catholic Bishop Of Detroit Thomas Gumbleton (2007)
British Priest Geoffrey Bottoms (2007)
Esteban Torres, Former US Congressman (2006)
Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, Former President of the National Council of Churches (2007)
Chilean Judge Juan Guzman (2007)

 

Nobel Prizes

  Adolfo Pérez Esquivel  (Argentina)

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980. Born in Argentina, he is the cofounder of the Christian peace organization, Servicio Paz y Justicia, which promotes human rights throughout Latin America. Pérez Esquivel was imprisoned and tortured in Ecuador and Argentina in the late 1970’s as a result of his peace and human rights work, which included the creation of an international campaign that urged the United Nations to create a Human Rights Commission. He has been awarded the Pope John Paul XXIII Peace Memorial.

     
  Darío Fo

Was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1997. Fo is an Italian playwright, director, stage and costume designer and music composer. His work was often found to be controversial in Italy and resulted in his receiving death threats. His work has been performed throughout the world.

     
  Günter Grass

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1999. A prolific author, Grass won a number of literary awards and an archival museum was founded in his honor in Bremen, Germany. Grass has been active in German political life, including the peace movement and electoral politics. He is currently working to create a German-Polish museum for artworks lost during World War II.

     
  José Ramos-Horta

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996. He is the President of East Timor. Prior to being elected President, he was elected as the country’s first Foreign Minister in 2002 and appointed Prime Minister in 2006. Ramos-Horta studied International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law and is a Senior Associate Member of the University of Oxford’s St. Antony’s College.

     
  José Saramago

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, Saramago co-founded the National Front for the Defense of Culture in 1992. Saramago is a novelist, playwright and journalist. His writing is known for its empathy for the human condition. He continues to write about human rights issues.

     
  Máiread Corrigan Maguire

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976 in recognition of her work pursuing peace and resolution in armed conflicts. She is the co-founder of the Community of Peace People, an organization that urged a non-violent resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. She continues this work and has traveled to over 25 countries. In 1992 she was awarded the “Pacem in Terris” Peace and Freedom Award, named after Pope
John XXIII.

     
  Nadine Gordimer  (South Africa)

She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Gordimer was born in South Africa and has spent her life there. Her literary work confronts moral and racial issues, and in particular apartheid. Some of her works were banned by theSouth African apartheid government. She was active in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement and joined the African National Congress. She has continued her political work most notably in anti-censorship campaigns, as well as HIV/AIDS causes.

     
  Rigoberta Menchú (Guatemala)

She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992. A Quiche Indian from Guatemala, Menchú was active in reform efforts in Guatemala, particularly concerning women’s and Indian peasants’ rights. Her family, including her brother, mother, and father, was arrested, tortured and killed by the Guatemalan government. Menchú was forced into exile in Mexico in 1981, where she authored the internationally renowned book, I, Rigoberta Menchú. She is currently a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and continues her work on behalf of Guatemala’s Indian peasant communities.

     
  Wole Soyinka  (Nigeria)

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986. A Nigerian author, Soyinka is considered Africa’s most distinguished playwright. He was the first African to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. An outspoken critic of authoritarian Nigerian regimes, Soyinka was imprisoned for nearly two years during the Nigerian Civil War for his attempts to broker a peace accord. During the dictatorship of General Sani Abacha (1993-1998), Soyinka lived in exile in the United States. He is a Professor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, as well as a Professor in Residence at Loyola Marymount University.

     
  Zhores Alferov  (Rusia)

He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2000. He is a Russian physicist and invented the heterotransistor, a technological breakthrough that helped advanced electronic computer technology, including cellular phones, barcode readers and music players. Alferov has been active in Russian political affairs and has been a member of the Russian Parliament since 1995.

     
  Desmond Tutu  (Gran Bretaña)

Bishop Desmond Tutu was born in 1931 in Klerksdorp, Transvaal.One of the first black leaders in South Africa, Desmond Tutu fought to end apartheid—a system that kept blacks separate from whites. Tutu, a priest, told his followers to protest peacefully against the white rulers of South Africa. In 1975 he was appointed Dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg, the first black to hold that position. From 1976 to 1978 he was Bishop of Lesotho, and in 1978 became the first black General Secretary of the South African Council of Churches. Tutu is an honorary doctor of a number of leading universities in the USA, Britain and Germany. In 1984 Tutu won the Nobel peace prize.

     
  Frei Beto  (Brasil)

Teólogo brasileño.

     
  Harold Pinter  (Gran Bretaña) (Dramaturgo y activista político , Premio Nobel de Literatura 2005)

Born 10 October 1930 in East London, playwright, director, actor, poet and political activist. In 2005, Harold Pinter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the highest honour available to any writer in the world. In announcing the award, Horace Engdahl, Chairman of the Swedish Academy, said that Pinter was an artist “who in his plays uncovers the precipice under everyday prattle and forces entry into oppression’s closed rooms”. In 2002, Pinter was made a Companion of Honour by the Queen for services to Literature.

     
  Gabriel García Márquez  (El escritor colombiano , Premio Nobel de Literatura 1982)

Recibió el Premio Nobel de Física en el 2000. Físico ruso, inventó el heterotransistor, descubrimiento tecnológico que contribuyó al avance de la tecnología electrónica digital, incluidos los teléfonos celulares, los lectores de código de barra y los reproductores de música. Ha participado activamente en los asuntos políticos rusos y es miembro del Parlamento ruso desde 1995.

     
  Robert F. Engle  (E.E.U.U.)

(10 de noviembre de 1942, Nueva York) recibió el Premio Nobel de Economía el año 2003, compartido con Clive W. J. Granger, "por sus métodos de análisis de series temporales económicas con volatilidad variable en el tiempo ARCH".

     
  Juan Gelman  (Argentino) (Premio Cervantes)

(born 3 May 1930) is an Argentine poet. He has published more than twenty books of poetry since 1956. He won the Cervantes Prize in 2007, the most important in Spanish literature. His works celebrate life but are also tempered with social and political commentary and reflect his own painful experiences with the politics of his country.

 

Writers

Iain Banks, Beverley Naidoo (Gran Bretaña)
Pablo Marcano  (Puerto Rico)
Marcos Ana
Alice Walker, el lingüista y politólogo Noam Chomsky, el ex Fiscal General, Ramsey Clark, el periodista Mumia Abu Jamal, quien por largos años ha permanecido en el corredor de la muerte víctima también de la injusticia; Cindy Sheehan, madre de un soldado norteamericano muerto en Iraq; el historiador Howard Zinn, el reverendo Lucius Walker; y W.J.T Mitchell

 Actors

 Julie Chirstie, Tony Booth, Susana Cork y Maxime Peake  (Gran Bretaña)
Danny Glover  (E.E.U.U.)

 Architects

 El brasileño Oscar Niemeyer

 Philosophers

 El húngaro Istvan Meszaros, el mexicano Pablo González Casanova y el italiano Gianni Váttimo

 Poets

 El uruguayo Mario Benedetti, el brasileño Thiago de Mello y el ecuatoriano Jorge Enrique Adoum

 Cineasts

 El boliviano Jorge Sanjinés y el argentino Fernando Solanas

 Periodistics

 El chileno Manuel Cabieses y el hispanofrancés Ignacio Ramonet

 Musicians

 El uruguayo Daniel Viglietti, el dominicano Víctor Víctor, el hispano francés Manu Chao, y el español Luis Eduardo Aute

  Entre las organizaciones que presentaron alegatos en favor de los cubanos se encuentran la Asociación Nacional de Abogados Defensores Penales, el Instituto William Velasquez, la Asociación Política Mexicano-Estadounidense, el Colegio Nacional de Abogados, la Conferencia Nacional de Abogados Negros y la Clínica de Derechos Civiles de la Escuela de Leyes en la Universidad Howard.  

 
 

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