(AFP) — The sexologist Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro called on Havana to U.S. congressmen who support Barack Obama for a second term to have the “opportunity to make things better “according to a statement released Thursday.

Mariela Castro “expressed the view that President Obama should be excused the failures of the first term and support for a second term, which would give the opportunity to make things better,” said a statement from the National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX), which she leads, on its website

Upon receipt on Tuesday to Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Lynn Woolsey and Sam Farr at the headquarters of CENESEX, Mariela Castro also asked to “make every effort to secure the release of five Cuban anti-terrorist heroes unjustly imprisoned in U.S. jails.”

Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino and Rene Gonzalez were arrested in 1998, serving long sentences in U.S. on spying charges, but the Cuban government maintains that its agents were to monitor anti-Castro groups in Miami.

U.S. Congressmen were accompanied by officials of the Center for Democracy in the Americas, including its Executive Director, Sarah Stephens.

“During the meeting, Mariela Castro said the educational and awareness that makes CENESEX for sex education of the population, especially against the reproduction of ancient dogmas and prejudices, as the main contribution to society,” the report said.