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Cuban Five

Mandela our hero and inspiration: Cuban Five

Cuban Five member Antonio Guerrero on Tuesday said it was a picture of late president Nelson Mandela that motivated them not to give up during their imprisonment in the United States. “From the beginning we had one example of a true hero and his name was Nelson Mandela. “Nelson Mandela[…]

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Cuban Five arrive in CT

Cape Town International Airport was packed to the rafters on Monday as local activists welcomed the Cuban Five. Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González will officially be hosted by the ANC on a South African tour from the 21st of June to the 3rd of[…]

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Raul Castro honors ‘Cuban Five’

President Raul Castro on Tuesday honored five Cuban intelligence agents who spent years in U.S. prisons, becoming heroes in their homeland and causing friction between the two countries that are now in the process of restoring full diplomatic relations. The release of the last three of the “Cuban Five” still[…]

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SA civil society praise US-Cuba breakthrough

South African civil society organisations have welcomed the recent decision to re-establish US-Cuban diplomatic relations. This week, US President Barack Obama called for an end to the economic embargo against Cuba and the release of the ‘Cuban Five’. Locally, a solidarity group called Friends of Cuba said the blockade and[…]

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Who are the ‘Cuban Five’?

The “Cuban Five” refers to intelligence agents whose so-called “Wasp Network” operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents. Cuba insists they were not acting against U.S. sovereignty, only keeping tabs on militant[…]

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ANC supports call for Cuban 5 release

The African National Congress (ANC) has hailed the formal parliamentary resolution calling for the release of the remaining prisoners of the Cuban 5 who were arrested in 1998 for allegedly being involved in espionage against the United States of America. In a statement issued on Thursday, the party said it[…]

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