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  • Art Exhibition in Support of Cuban Five Opens at London Gallery | Cubadebate (English)
    the gallery Antonio s mother Mirta Rodriguez expressed the pride she feels for her son that his humble art work is being shown alongside the work of such internationally acclaimed artists The exhibition includes painting drawing mixed media prints and photographic all available for sale All proceeds go the UK campaign for justice for the release of the Miami Five five Cubans unjustly imprisoned in the US A programme of special events with talks by visiting Cuban artists Choco Lesbia Vent Dumois and Gustavo Diaz Sosa will take place during the show in the London gallery Beyond the Frame which presents fresh and diverse work by many of Cuba s leading artists never before seen in Britain will continue at Gallery 27 in London until April 28 th and will also be shown at The Lighthouse Gallery in Glasgow Scotland 7 13 May 2012 cause and effect essays Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth about Apartheid 11 El Paso Diary The Battle Over the Solo Fax 10 President Hugo Chavez s address to the People of Venezuela 10 Free the Five is heard at Left Forum 6 The Unsustainable Position of the Empire 5 U S government promoting Internet aggression against Cuba 5 NATO s Genocidal Role 4 The Fiftieth Anniversary Parade 4 Nato s Fascist War 4 The Wonderful World of Capitalism 4 A Brilliant and Courageous Statement 3 Series Cuba s Reasons Cuban Five El Paso Diary The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles Pertierra s journals describe the testimony evidence legal skirmishes quirks and follies of this very historic trial

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  • Cuban Five | Cubadebate (English) - Part 3
    since 1998 Rene Gonzalez along with Fernando Gonzalez Ramon Labanino Antonio Guerrero and Gerardo Hernandez were severely condemned for reporting terrorist plans against Cuba which were forged by terrorist groups based in the state of Florida Opinions Statement from the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five on the Release from Prison of René González Oct 7th 2011 René González one of the five men known as the Cuban Five today will walk out of Federal Prison in Marianna Florida He will walk out with his head held high after more than 13 years in prison having served his utterly unjust sentence with complete dignity He has been a model prisoner even while suffering the indignity of being inhumanely deprived visits from his wife for more than 11 years Opinions A message from the Cuban Five on the execution of Troy Davis Sep 23rd 2011 We feel deeply the horrific execution of Troy Davis It is another terrible injustice and stain on the history of this country We join in the pain felt by his relatives friends and brothers across the world Now we have another cause another flag to pursue our struggle for a better world for all free of the death penalty and barbarism Opinions Judge Lenard s Cruel and Bizarre Decision against Rene Sep 17th 2011 2 By José Pertierra On Friday September 16 a federal district court judge made a bizarre ruling concerning one of the Cuban Five defendants who completes his jail sentence on October 7 Judge Joan Lenard ruled that René Gonzalez who has already served thirteen years in a federal penitentiary for being an unregistered agent of the Cuban government will be forced for the next three years to live in Miami on what is called supervised release News Denied by the Judge Lenard Rene s motion on his return to Cuba Sep 17th 2011 This 16th day of September 2011 Joan A Lenard US District Judge denied Rene Gonzalez s Motion to Modify Conditions of Supervised Release Motion D E 1808 filed on February 16 2011 On March 7 2011 the Government filed its response in opposition Response D E 1814 to which Defendant filed his reply Reply D E 1817 on March 25 2011 News More than 2 200 pages of documents obtained through FOIA Aug 9th 2011 3 In 1998 five Cuban men were arrested by the U S government and tried in Miami on charges of conspiring to commit espionage on the United States What the Cuban Five and their attorneys did not know during trial was that the U S government through its official propaganda agency the Broadcasting Board of Governors was covertly paying prominent Miami journalists who at the same time as the government conducted its prosecution saturated the Miami media with reports that were highly inflammatory and prejudicial to the Cuban Five News Amnesty International Declares to be in Favor of Cuban Five Jul 28th 2011 Amnesty International AI issued a report which reflects serious concerns

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  • Cuban Five | Cubadebate (English) - Part 4
    of the Cuban Five A Very Important Liar Oct 20th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada 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 Oct 15th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada 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 Oct 13th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada 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 Oct 7th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada 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 Sep 30th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada 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

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  • Cuban Five | Cubadebate (English) - Part 5
    s series on the Cuban Five More than seven months after the Cuban Five were arrested and indicted a new charge was presented by the US Government Again the charge was one of conspiracy but this time to commit murder in the first degree and was brought specifically against one of the Five Gerardo Hernández Nordelo The Untold Story of the Cuban Five Spies Without Espionage Aug 31st 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada This is the quarter part in Ricardo Alarcón s series on the Cuban Five The first indictment in September 1998 charged the Cuban Five of being unregistered Cuban agents and of other minor violations The government also charged three of them Gerardo Ramón and Antonio with conspiracy to commit espionage Count Two of the indictment Prosecutors didn t accuse any of them of actual espionage for a very simple reason there was not such a thing and thus it could never be proven The Untold Story of the Cuban Five The Face of Impunity Aug 25th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada This is the third part in Ricardo Alarcón s series on the Cuban Five As they recognized during voir dire the kidnapping of Elian González and its consequences for the community was very much in the minds of those chosen to be jurors at the trial of the Cuban Five a few months after the six year old boy was rescued by the federals Like everybody else they had followed the events related to Elian which saturated the news The Untold Story of the Cuban Five Justice in Wonderland Aug 12th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada This is the second part in Ricardo Alarcón s series on the Cuban Five Having been defeated on the issue of venue the outcome of the Cuban Five s trial was predetermined It will go strictly in accordance with the Queen s prophecy The local media not only intensively covered the case but intervened actively in it as if they were part of the prosecution The Five were condemned by the media even before they were indicted The Untold Story of the Cuban Five Forbidden Heroes Aug 11th 2009 By Ricardo Alarcón de Quesada The case of Elian González a six year old boy forcefully retained by his unknown great uncles against the will of his father and in clear defiance of US law and decency was widely reported by media around the world Miami the place of the kidnapping became a kind of secessionist city in North America when the Mayor the chief of police the politicians every newspaper and local radio and TV broadcasters together with religious and business institutions joined with some of the most notorious terrorist and violent groups in opposing the courts and government s orders to free the boy Page 5 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 Youtube Facebook Twitter Picasa RSS Most Commented Cubadebate opens its new Web page in English 20 Mandela is dead Why hide the truth

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  • Series | Cubadebate (English)
    varied audiences said the News Free the Cuban 5 Campaign Ireland Calls for More Action Jun 1st 2012 A CALL has gone out for more people in Ireland to become active to Free the Cuban 5 the five men jailed in the United States for monitoring right wing exiles plotting terrorist acts against the Caribbean island Opinions Why the Cuban Five are Heroes of Today May 14th 2012 It was during the 7th colloquium in Holguin Cuba for the liberation of the 5 Cuban patriots unjustly imprisoned in the US for their counter terrorist activities that friend a well known comrade veteran campaigner and documentary film maker explored concepts of what heroism in the 21st century might mean News Letter for May Day from Antonio Guerrero May 4th 2012 1 Dear Friends A couple of days ago a person who is known here came and brought me anarticle published in a newspaper of his town that talked about Cuba and specifically about the explorations by petroleum platforms on the coast of our island News Washington Post Ad Demanding Freedom for the Cuban Five Published Today Apr 30th 2012 1 All across Washington D C and the surrounding region readers of the Washington Post will open the Monday Apr 30 edition of the Post to see a dramatic full page ad demanding freedom for the Cuban Five political prisoners unjustly held in United States for almost 14 years News International Support for the Cuban Social Project Growing Apr 28th 2012 Havana Apr 28 Prensa Latina Over one thousand representatives of 162 trade unions social movements and of solidarity with Cuba from 62 countries will participate in the parade on May 1 in support of the social project started on the island in 1959 News Art Exhibition in Support of Cuban Five

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  • El Paso Diary: The Expert’s Ignorance and the 71 Objections From the Prosecution | Cubadebate (English)
    occurred over Cuban waters said Fernández while admitting that he had also represented José Basulto the founder and head of Brothers to the Rescue In response to questions by the defense about Brothers to the Rescue Fernández testified about the organization s alleged humanitarian work but never spoke about José Basulto s acts of violence against civilian targets in Cuba Cuba films its tourists going to the bathroom The expert witness repeated that he knew everything there is to know about Cuba and declared under oath that Castro s communist government films all foreigners who visit the island even when they are using the bathroom Satisfied that she had laid a proper foundation for her next line of questions defense attorney Rhonda Anderson asked the witness whether the hotels in Cuba have the necessary video equipment to do this surveillance Do you know if Cuba does videotaping in the hotels asked Attorney Anderson The answer was worthy of the type of nonsense expounded by the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland Fernández said Not as different from everywhere which is everywhere Everything is videotaped everywhere in Cuba according to our intelligence With a look of What did he just say on his face Reardon lodged three objections They were each overruled Judge Cardone allowed Fernández to finish his narrative about the alleged videotaping habits of the Cuban government From bathrooms to kitchens everything is videotaped in Cuba he declared under oath The witness did not tell the jurors how many video cameras there are on the island nor how much it would cost to record all the bathrooms kitchens and corners of an entire country The prosecutor was stunned I don t even know where to begin with this objection he told Judge Cardone He needn t have bothered The judge resoundingly rejected his objection and allowed the witness to continue to tell the jurors about how Cuban communists tape the tourists as they use the toilet The judge was annoyed but not by the witness testimony She threatened the prosecutor I m very close to imposing sanctions Mr Reardon The prosecutor apologized but continued to object throughout the rest of the questioning of Fernández An expert opinion Moving from the expert witness special insights into the voyeuristic habits of communists in Cuba attorney Anderson asked him Do you have any opinion about Roberto Hernández Caballero The prosecutor objected again but for naught The judge overruled him and allowed the witness to answer Colonel Hernández Caballero does whatever serves the interests of Cuba said Fernández The defense attorney then concluded her cross examination I am proud to be an American It was Reardon s turn to ask questions Do you support the assassination of Fidel Castro he asked No I want him to live 20 more years in order to see him debilitated so that he pays for everything that he has done said Fernández I want the world to see him debilitated because Castro is the founding father of

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  • El Paso Diary: The Witness From María Elvira, Live! | Cubadebate (English)
    now lives where else in Miami He declared that in 2003 two MININT counter intelligence agents tried to re recruit him The work that they wanted me to do involved a friend of mine and a relative and so I refused he said Did you suffer any consequences asked attorney Arturo Hernández Yes They threatened me and shortly thereafter troops from Villa Marista invaded the home of my brother Pedro Hernández del Valle and evicted his family answered Hernández del Llano HHH The direct examination of the witness sounded like blues in H flat attorney Hernández asking Roberto Hernández about Roberto Hernández Roberto Hernández del Llano told attorney Hernández that Roberto Hernández Caballero was the one responsible for his arrest in 2005 Since January of 2003 Hernández has directed an entire repressive operation against me said Hernández del Llano He tortured me physically and beat me At that the judge called a recess Maybe she wanted to sort out the Hernándezes But also she had a number of pending matters she wanted to resolve She has several other cases on her docket besides this one and there were a dozen criminal defense attorneys in the courtroom their clients in the court s holding cell waiting for sentencing hearings Arturo Hernández is not finished with his direct examination and the prosecutor s cross examination of Roberto Hernández del Llano is still to come The Government has access to the witness records which includes his 2007 application for asylum It also has access to FBI records regarding the witness and can ask Cuba for its records assuming that the witness was actually a prisoner there The defense s medical expert Yesterday a pathologist hired by attorney Hernández also testified Dr Ronald K Wright He came to El Paso looking like Kentucky Fried Chicken s Colonel Sanders in a white suit and a bow tie With a strong southern accent he stated that he has testified in 520 cases 178 of which were criminal cases With the exception of about six cases he has always testified for the defense It s because the prosecutors have cornered the market on forensic pathologists he said He testified that Posada Carriles paid him 4 500 for his testimony If we counted only the criminal cases in which he testified and multiply them by the 4 500 he was paid for this one Dr Wright would have earned more than 800 000 for his testimony over the years Not a bad gig Fingers Defense attorney Rhonda Anderson questioned Dr Wright and he testified that the shrapnel that struck the throat of Fabio Di Celmo was not the cause of death The thirty two year old Italian businessman died said Dr Wright because of inadequate medical attention by the Cubans If I d been there he wouldn t have died the doctor said brimming with confidence Of course the Miami based doctor did not explain how he could be so sure that if he d been at the

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  • El Paso Diary: The Sound and Fury of Otto Reich | Cubadebate (English)
    domestic public opinion My office was investigated and they didn t find anything Reich stated today However in his first speech as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs at the State Department Reich joked about the controversy and greeted his former colleagues and unindicted co conspirators The alleged biases of the New York Times and Ann Louise Bardach Perhaps because of Reich s extensive knowledge about how to misinform and manipulate the media the defense attorney wanted to bring him to El Paso Attorney Hernández asked him to give the ladies and gentlemen of the jury his evaluation of the pre eminent newspaper in the United States the New York Times The New York Times is biased against Cuban Americans in general and against anti Castro Cuban Americans in particular the expert testified He also offered an opinion about Ann Louise Bardach the journalist who wrote for the New York Times and to whom Posada Carriles had confessed to being the mastermind behind the 1997 bombings in Havana Using the phrase made famous by Fox News the rightwing news channel Attorney Hernández asked In your opinion is Ms Bardach fair and balanced She is anything but fair and balanced answered Reich Hernández then read aloud in a mocking tone various phrases from one of Bardach s books where the author mentions Reich Without asking for explanations he asked Reich if Bardach s information was correct No it isn t Reich answered tersely None of the cited passages had to do with the indictment against Luis Posada Carriles The essential point of Reich s testimony consisted of character assassinations of the New York Times and Bardach She manipulates information and falsifies things stated Reich with the same self assured tone he used earlier to opine about Cuba Eileen Murphy the vice president of corporate communications for the New York Times responded this afternoon to the witness s opinions Otto Reich has not demonstrated any factual errors in the Bardach stories nor has anyone else in the 13 years since their publication she said From Santa Barbara California Bardach also responded to Reich s statements Reporters with bias against exiles are not granted interviews with Orlando Bosch Antonio Veciana Salvador Lew Juanita Castro Angel Alfonso Raúl Masvidal and literally scores of Cuban Americans in Miami I have been granted The well deserved criticism of Otto Reich known for his vendettas with journalists and his perceived critics by myself and many other reporters is not a reflection on any other Cuban American she said It is noteworthy that Judge Cardone would not allow Otto Reich to share his opinion about Luis Posada Carriles with the jurors yet she permitted him to render vacuous opinions about Cuba Venezuela Latin America the New York Times and Ann Louise Bardach No mention of the Venezuelan coup d état or of Orlando Bosch In El Paso no one touched on Otto Reich s role in the coup d état in Venezuela in 2002 his criticism

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