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Ricardo Alarcón: Truth Held Hostage

Ricardo Alarcón: Truth Held Hostage

A talk delivered at the Cuban University of Information Sciences (UCI), Havana, July 20, 2011. Translation by Mara Ochoa “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.” (Luke 12:2) To start out, from a juridical standpoint the case of the Cuban Five has run its course.

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Progreso Weekly

Danny Glover, Gerardo Hernandez and Saul-Landau

6:50 a.m. Plane leaves Oakland California airport. 8:05 a.m. Plane lands in Ontario, California, wait for the rent-a-car bus, pick up the rental and drive northeast toward Las Vegas (how else to explain heavy traffic on Saturday morning?). 9:30 a.m. We step from the air-conditioned rent-a-car into the burning sun of the Mojave Desert, the landscape for the U.S. Correction Complex in Victorville, California.

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US Government has asked Federal District Court to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Habeas Corpus Motion

The bird and the prisoner (Gerardo Hernández)

The US Government has asked the District Court in Florida to deny Gerardo Hernandez’s Motion under 28 U.S.C. § 2255 to Vacate, Set Aside, or Correct Sentence and also to deny him a hearing to analyze his arguments and the so-called evidence presented against him. The official position is in a 123-page document plus three annexes filed today before the Miami federal court by Caroline Heck Miller, who is the principal prosecuting attorney against our comrade and who was also the one who refused to charge terrorist Posada Carriles in 2005. In the near future, Gerardo’s defense attorneys will file his response and Judge Joan Lenard will make her decision.

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Been to Cuba Lately?

Mike Farrel integrates Actors and United Artists for Freedom of the cuban Five and has been one of the signatories of the letter of thanks to Jimmy Carter.

By: Mike Farrell, Huffington Post Hey, how you doing? What’s new? Been to Cuba lately? Oh, that’s right, you’re only a U.S. citizen; you can’t. You can’t. How stupid is that? I guess they worry you’ll catch communism or something. But you know what? Canadians and Europeans go there all the time without catching …

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: A Very Important Liar

This is the fifteenth part in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: Luis Posada Carriles is a real VIP enjoying unique courtesies and privileges not offered to other dignitaries and celebrities. But he is also a self-confessed and duly certified international terrorist. Posada began his long carrier with the early actions against the Cuban Revolution, including the Bay of Pigs fiasco and several years as the CIA man in Venezuelan political police where he became a leader of some conspicuous torturers.

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: Which Side Are You On?

This is the fourteenth part in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: FBI officials received a huge amount of concrete, detailed information about anti-Cuban terrorist groups, including their exact locations, with addresses and phone numbers, photographs and tape recordings describing sinister plans in their own voices and many other data. At no time did they protest or express concern regarding Cuba’s ability or methods used to obtain such precise evidence.

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: History Repeats Itself

This is the thirteenth part in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: Just a couple of days after the Clinton White House encounter with García Márquez, US diplomats in Havana approached Cuban authorities. We had a number of discussions specially focused on what the US had found about terrorist plots against civilian aircrafts and the warning that the FAA felt obliged to issue. In the course of those exchanges the US asked formally for a high level FBI delegation to come to Havana with a view toward receiving from their counterparts our intelligence concerning the ongoing terrorist campaign.

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: Cherry Blossoms

This is the part twelfth in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: Attracting foreign tourism was at that time – mid and late nineties – one of the few possibilities to earn much needed hard currency. Knowing that, Washington reinforced its sanctions and threats against foreign companies investing in Cuba or having any transaction with the island. Coincidentally the so-called Cuban American National Foundation (CANF) and other anti-Cuba terrorist groups openly declared such visitors “enemies” and justified violent attacks against them.

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: Mission Impossible

This is the eleventh part in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: When the Supreme Court decided not to hear the Cuban Five petition, the Justices acted exactly as requested by President Obama’s Solicitor General, showing that on this issue, there has been no change, certainly not a change we can believe in. The Supreme Court last June 14 simply joined the other two branches of Government in demonstrating their hostility towards the Cuban people.

The Untold Story of the Cuban Five: An Insult to Humanity

This is the tenth part in Ricardo Alarcón’s series on the Cuban Five: On March 6, 2009 twelve separate amicus briefs were presented in support of the Cuban Five’s petition for certiorari before the Supreme Court, the largest number of amicus filings ever to have urged Supreme Court to review a criminal conviction. Eight briefs were submitted by institutions or persons based on the United States.