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The Emergence of a New Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5


In a packed community center in Takoma Park Maryland, Latino activists and supporters launched a new committee dedicated to the freedom of the Cuban Five. The launching of the committee coincided with the “5 days for the Cuban 5” campaign taking place in Washington DC this week. The occasion was marked by the participation of the head of the Cuban Interest Section, Jorge Bolaños. Also attending was Jose Pertierra, the attorney for the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in their quest for the extradition of terrorist Luis Posada Carrilles.

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U.S.activists kick off International Meeting of Solidarity with the Five

Free Cuban 5

Washington, April 19, (RHC), — Meetings with senators and other officials at the U.S. Congress in Washington marked the first day of activities of the International Solidarity Meeting for the Cuban Five.The multinational meeting of solidarity with Cuba and its five counterterrorism fighters held in the United States since their arrest in 1998 is organized by the International Committee to Free the Five.

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“Save the Life of the Five,” said Daughter of Olga Benario and Luiz Carlos Prestes

Mensaje de los Cinco a Giustino DiCelmo

Anita Prestes, daughter of internationalist fighters Olga Benario and Luiz Carlos Prestes, sent this statement to Aldo Fidel, Cuba’s Commercial Consul in Sao Paulo, in which she calls for saving the lives of the Cuban Five who have been held in U.S. prisons.

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René González is in Cuba

René González Sehwerert

René González, one of the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly given harsh prison sentences in the United States, arrived to Cuba on Friday on a family, private visit in the wake of authorization by a US judge to visit his gravely ill brother. According to information released by the TV news program, René arrived minutes

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Cuban Antiterrorist Fighter Authorized to Travel Home

Roberto, Irma (mom) and Rene in May, 2011.

Havana, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Judge Joan Lenard, of the South Florida Federal District Court, approved the motion to travel to Cuba presented by the attorney for Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in U.S. prisons. Lenard, who has been in charge of the trials of Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino and Rene Gonzalez, authorized the latter to pay a two-week visit to Cuba to see his brother Roberto, who is seriously ill.

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Wife of Cuban Five Member Asks US President for Human Gesture

Gerardo Hernández

Adriana Perez O’Connor has spent 14 years without seeing her husband, Gerardo Hernandez, one of the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States for conspiracy to commit espionage, and hope that the international pressure forces U.S. President Barack Obama to adopt a measure that enables them to meet again.

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Rene Gonzalez: I never thought I would have to write this letter

René González Sehwerert

I never thought I would have to write this letter. We share the same lack of enthusiasm for letter writing, a fact clearly demonstrated during our respective internationalist missions and – more conclusively – in the unique experience of the last 20 years. In other words, only conditions as extraordinary as the present ones induce me to write.

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US Court yet to Respond Rene Gonzalez Request to See Ailing Brother, Lawyer Says


Rene Gonzalez, one of the Cuban Five imprisoned in the United States, but who is serving time on probation since October, is still awaiting for an answer after asking the Supreme Court for permission to travel to Havana to visit his very sick brother, lawyer Philip R. Horowitz told the AFP news agency on Wednesday.

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From the heart of Havana in Pabellón Cuba, surrounded by very young people and the fantastic music of Cuban Singer Raúl Torres, I sat down and let my feelings of love flow freely. Love is a wonderful feeling that moves the world, no matter what your ideas are in science, arts, life and culture, politics or anything else. Everyone shares their love, so today is a day for all here in this little but deep and emotive space in Cuba, in the world.

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Cuban woman’s letter to her husband unjustly imprisoned in U.S.


“I wish to wake up by your side and hug you as most couples will do; of them, I am envious today. A right we have been deprived of for a long time; more than fourteen years without kissing you, touching you, settling for only listening to your voice on a phone call whenever possible, a postcard or some detail thanks to your characteristic creativity and to the solidary support of those who manage to get a smile of happiness out of us.” Adriana’s letter