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Cuban ‘Antonio Guerrero’ Paintings Exhibited in New Zealand

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NEW ZEALAND, March 23, 2016.- Organized by the Association of Friendship with Cuba in Otago, the exhibition opened yesterday afternoon  “I die as I lived,” it consists of a set of paintings by the hero of the Republic of Cuba, Antonio Guerrero, during his imprisonment in US jails.



Inaugurated exhibition of paintings by Antonio Guerrero in New Zealand

In the opening ceremony, Ambassador of Cuba, Mario Alzugaray, read a message sent for the occasion by Fernando González Llort, currently Vice President of ICAP and the group of five fighters for freedom and against terrorism that were victims of a rigged and politically motivated process that led them to 16 years imprisonment.

In his letter, also Hero of the Republic of Cuba, thanked the many expressions of support for the cause for the release of The Five, both in New Zealand and globally, highlighting the mobilization to defend Cuba’s right to self-determination against the blockade and any interference in our internal affairs, as the center of solidarity work in the immediate future.


Jane Olsen, Dunedin coordinator of the Association of Friendship with Cuba, recalled the emotion that caused them the release of Gerardo, Antonio and Ramon on December 17, 2014, with which a purpose for which they had fought was reached.

He added further that fortuitously the opening of the exhibition coincided with Obama’s visit to Cuba, occasion to reiterate the need for totally and permanently lift the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the Caribbean island.

The exhibition “I die as I lived , ” will be exposed to over two weeks in the gallery of the Art Society of Otago, located in the central and iconic building Terminal Railway Otago, which for its historical value and architectural, is among the most visited in the capital of this southern region of Aotearoa New Zealand destinations.

{Source: Cuba Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Cubaminrex / Embacuba New Zealand}

[Photo credits-feature image: Hotel Nacional as seen from Malecon. La Habana, Cuba. –  CC BY 2.5,]

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