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Outstanding Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodriguez recalled in a concert in the city of Talca, 161 miles from this capital, the struggle of five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unfairly imprisoned in United States.

Joined by 20,000 people, Silvio sang on Sunday his ó Dulce Abismo, ó dedicated to the Cuban patriots.

Gerardo Hernandez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labanino, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez have been condemned to harsh sentences ranging from 15 years to double terms, for defending Cuba from terrorist plans by extreme-right groups working in Miami.

Performing for a young audience at La Costanera Square, the author of ó El Necio, ó ó Quien Fuera, ó ó Ojala ó and ó Cita con Angeles ó also sang for over two hours about 24 songs from his extensive musical repertoire.

Rodriguez, after his recent 61st birthday, said, ó Talca, at last we are alone, I am happy to sing along with the people who want me to sing. ó

Talca mayor Patricio Herrera told Prensa Latina that ó Silvio's music is historic and proves the people of that city love Cuba. ó

He also stressed that after declaring the Cuban artist ó Illustrious Visitor of the city, ó the Silvio Rodriguez cultural center was opened, to boost music and arts in general in impoverished communities.


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