Embargo Ended: US lifts sanctions against Cuba + #TheCuban5 Are Home


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Good news!

RT on Dec 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has announced an historic move to normalize relations with Cuba. It comes after more than 50 years of tough American sanctions and severed diplomatic ties. Let’s get more from our correspondent Marina Portnaya in New York.

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Time for a Prisoner Exchange by Jim Ryerson + Cuban Five Billboard, Hollywood, CA

by Jim Ryerson
Featured Writer
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(jim [at] travelingman [dot] net)
Cuba Connections
March 23, 2011

The Cuban Five

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Now that “contractor” Allan Gross has been found guilty of spying and sentenced to prison in Cuba, it’s time to suck up our pride and exchange some prisoners. The “Cuban Five” are also convicted spies, but for those who don’t know The Cuban Five are five Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being convicted in U.S. federal court in Miami in 2001. But the Five pointed out vigorously in their defense that they were involved in monitoring the actions of Miami-based terrorist groups, in order to prevent terrorist attacks on their country of Cuba. Continue reading

Media took gov’t cash during trial of ‘Cuban 5’



June 13, 2010 — Ten years later, evidence that conviction of ‘Cuban 5’ influenced by journalists on State Dept payroll

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Noam Chomsky on the Cuban Five: “A High Mountain to Climb”

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Cuban Five member sentence reduced

October 14, 2009

A U.S. judge has reduced the sentence of Antonio Guerrero, one of the members of ‘The Cuban Five,’ from life in prison to 22 years in jail. The high-profile case has been a barrier to improving ties between the U.S and Cuba, which are already strained. Barack Obama says he wants to improve relations between the two nations, but why was this decision made now? And could it be politically motivated? RT’s Dina Gusovsky speaks to Brian Becker from the Answer Coalition.

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