The Cuban 5 on Robben Island: A Tribute to Mandela

By Deisy Francis Mexidor Gerardo Hernandez, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and René Gonzalez visited the island where Mandela was imprisoned and paid tribute to his example of the triumph of human spirit over adversity ROBBEN ISLAND, South Africa.—A sign in English and Afrikaans announces the arrival to Robben Island, situated off the coast […]

THE CUBAN FIVE ARE FREE!!!

  This morning, breaking news on all news agencies says that our three brothers, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Antonio Guerrero are free!!! According to the news, Alan Gross is flying back to the United States now, and President Obama will be speaking at about noon today, Eastern time, to announce that and further developments. […]

An Interview with René González, of the Cuban 5

  by Netfa Freeman René González is the only member of the Cuban Five to be released from prison since their arrest in 1998. His verdict on the U.S. criminal justice system: “The judges are stupid dogs. That’s what they are, most of them. They don’t have any sense of justice at all. And when […]

The Cuban Five were fighting terrorism. Why did we put them in jail?

By Stephen Kimber http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-cuban-five-were-fighting-terrorism-why-did-we-put-them-in-jail/2013/10/04/37c556a6-1fca-11e3-b7d1-7153ad47b549_print.html Stephen Kimber teaches journalism at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Canada, and is the author of “What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five.” Consider for a moment what would happen if American intelligence agents on the ground in a foreign country uncovered a major […]