• Call to increase
actions to free the Five
9th International Colloquium for the Liberation of
the Five and Against Terrorism, which took place in
the eastern province of Holguín (November 13-17) and
was attended by 300-plus delegates from 51 countries,
ended with determination to win the struggle.
• Message from
Ramón Labañino to the 9th Colloquium
sisters and brothers,
This 9th Colloquium for the freedom
of the Five really has been special given the even
larger attendance of brothers and sisters from all
over the world, for the enthusiasm and initiatives,
for the effort, but, above all, for the great love
with which you undertake all your work for the good
of Cuba and everyone.
• 9th Colloquium for the Five
exposition Yo me muero como viví, comprising
15 watercolors in which one of the Five, Antonio
Guerrero, captures moments of the first months of
their unjust and cruel imprisonment, was a strong
preamble to the 9th International Colloquium for the
Liberation of the Five and Against Terrorism, which
began November 12 with friends of Cuba from all
parts of the world.
• Cuba sings for its
couldn’t be any other way. Five innocent Cubans have
completed 15 years of unjust imprisonment in the
United States, five Cubans who left everything
behind to protect the life and tranquility of an
entire country. Thousands of Havana residents are
fully aware of this and added their voices to those
of some 30 artists to the demand that the U.S.
government immediately free these anti-terrorist
Comments delivered by René
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo
Ramón Labañino Salazar
Fernando González Llort
events throughout the country
took place in all the country’s provinces and
municipalities with the intention of sending a
message to the U.S. government to release the five
anti-terrorists heroes detained 15 years ago in that
• 15 Years is
UNDER the maxim 15 Years is Enough!,
the International Encounter of Solidarity for the
Freedom of the Five concluded September 12 in Havana
with a commitment to intensify actions to secure the
liberation of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters.
• Voices for the
a burning sun, right at midday on September 12, a
group of activists gathered outside the White House
to demand that U.S. President Barack Obama
immediately release the Five.
Cuba denounces unjust
imprisonment of its anti-terrorists in USA
has once again denounced the case of the Five at the
UN Human Rights Council, PL reports.
• Singing for
the presence of President Raúl Castro, a Gala was
held September 11 honoring the Five Cuban Heroes,
arrested 15 years ago for defending their country
from acts of terrorism.
University for the Five
DURING the UH por los Cinco
event, students at the University of Havana (UH) met
this September 12 to demand the liberation of
Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero
and Fernando González, still imprisoned in the
March for the
CONVENED by the Cuban Union of
Writers and Artists (UNEAC), the Solidarity with the
Five Committee and the Cuban Friendship Institute, a
notable representation of Havana residents marched
to the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Tribunal to
demand the liberation of Cubans Fernando, Ramón,
Gerardo and Antonio, unjustly incarcerated in U.S.
prisons. The march coincided with the 15th
anniversary of their arrest.
Fill Cuba with
yellow ribbons on September 12
Address by René
González, anti-terrorist fighter and Hero of the
Republic of Cuba, on Cuban television, September 3,
• Events in the U.S.
to denounce continued imprisonment of Cuban anti-terrorists,
15 years after their arrest
At least eight public events will take place
September 11-17 in Washington, D.C., New York and
Boston to denounce the imprisonment of the Cuban
Five, 15 years after their arrest.
just a journey, Saul,
the other isn't
GERARDO Hernández Nordelo, Hero of
the Republic of Cuba, has sent a heartfelt message
to his friend Saul Landau, the outstanding U.S.
filmmaker and journalist, who is currently facing a
serious illness. Saul visited Gerardo on a number of
occasions, together with the actor Danny Glover.
Vigil for the Cuban Five outside the
WASHINGTON.—A vigil outside the White House has been
convened for September 12, the 15th anniversary of
the incarceration of the five Cuban anti-terrorist
fighters sentenced in a rigged trial in Miami.
will celebrate the best birthday of all together in
our eternal Cuba”
WASHINGTON.—Ramón Labañino, one of the five Cuban
anti-terrorists sentenced to long prison terms in
the United States, affirmed optimism in relation to
his return to the country in a message to his
compañero Fernando González, who celebrated his
50th birthday on August 18.
"I will die as I
Watercolors by Antonio Guerrero exhibited in U.S.
exposition "Me muero como viví" (I Will Die as I
Have Lived), composed of 15 watercolors painted by
Antonio (Tony) Guerrero, a decorated Hero of the
Republic of Cuba, was inaugurated May 15 in the
headquarters of Casa Maryland, a Latino community
organization established in 1985, among the most
important of its kind in the state.
• Pastoral Platform demands justice
for the Five
in Matanzas, the Cuban Pastoral Platform approved a
statement supporting family reunification for the
Five, "to put an end to an injustice which has
continued unnecessarily over time."
Five Days for
the Five in Washington
important Afro-American leader Angela Davis, Dolores
Huerta, leader of the Farmworkers Union, European
Union parliamentarian Gianni Vattimo, as well as
Chilean legislators Hugo Gutiérrez and Alejandro
Navarro, in addition to other intellectuals and
figures from around the world have confirmed their
participation in the Five Days for the Five in
Ramón Labañino salutes René González’ presence in
WASHINGTON, May 7.—Ramón
Labañino, one of the Cuban anti-terrorists sentenced
and incarcerated in the United States, stated that
the presence of René González in his homeland “is as
if part of us is already home.”
Message from the Five
May Day message from Ramón, in the
name of the Five
this May 1, International Workers’ Day! embraces and
infinite love from the Five who, even from this
frontline combat trench, always accompany you in
every effort, every activity and every undertaking
for the good of Cuba and the world.
Antonio Guerrero’s paintings
large number of San Francisco residents were present
for the opening of the Endemic Butterflies of
Cuba collection of paintings by Antonio
Guerrero, one of the five Cuban anti-terrorists
detained in the United States.
Women of Steel support the Cuban Five
case of the Cuban 5 is known by unions across
Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries
because on several occasions the mothers and wives
of the Five have been invited to speak at labor
conferences in those countries. And now in the
United States, for the first time, hundreds of women
from the United Steelworkers (USW) got to hear about
the injustice committed against the Five and their
Council confirms solidarity with the Five
February 13. 2013
CLOSE to two years after it was
founded, the Cuban Pastoral Council remains
committed to the cause of the Five, its coordinator,
Reverend Pablo Odén Marichal, affirmed in a press
conference at the International Press Center.
CONFERENCE FOR WORLD EQUILIBRIUM
U.S. court to review decision
allowing government to conceal evidence proving
February 7. 2013
evidence relating to the five Cuban anti-terrorist
fighters concealed by the U.S. government were to be
released, it would provide irrefutable and
convincing arguments to prove their innocence, free
them immediately and allow them to return to their
The case of the
Five is the DNA
of a grand lie
February 13. 2013
rigged legal prosecution of the Five amounts to the
DNA of a grand lie orchestrated by the United States.
In this way, National Assembly President Ricardo
Alarcón de Quesada defined the situation of the
Cuban anti-terrorist fighters serving unjust prison
terms in that country.
Message from the
February 10. 2013
our dear Cuban people:
The arduous year of 2012 has come to
a conclusion, with its tremendous battles and
important victories, with the difficult experience
caused by Hurricane Sandy, from which we are
recovering, but above all with a tremendous
demonstration of the fact that unity among all
Cubans, and loyalty to our patriotic ideals, will
always allow us to succeed in any effort and
overcome every challenge.
Alicia Alonso to family members of the Five
"HOW proud the family members must
be of the five heroes, these men who honor us all
with their courage, integrity and human sensibility!
intellectuals and artists call on Obama to free the
of the Cuban artistic and literary vanguard have
called on President Barack Obama to exercise his
executive authority and release the five Cuban anti-terrorists,
victims of injustice in the United States.
the Five in Holguín
HOLGUIN.— More than 340 delegates
from 47 countries, as well as ambassadors from the
Spanish-speaking nations of ALBA and Haiti, are
taking part in the 7th International Colloquium for
the liberation of the five Cuban heroes and against
terrorism, from November 28 through December 1 in
this eastern city, AIN reports.
defends the Five at Howard University
WASHINGTON.—Well-known actor Danny
Glover defended the cause of the five Cuban anti-terrorists
detained in the United States on a panel organized
at Howard University in this capital, according to a
wall of silence around the Five
a recent visit to the island, members of the Por los
caminos del Che international solidarity brigade
detailed actions in their countries directed at
breaking the media silence around the case of the
five Cuban anti-terrorists serving unjust sentences
in the United States.
LASA Congress calls
for the release of the Five
CALIFORNIA,— Academics from various
countries joined forces with others in the United
States calling for the release of the Cuban Five,
unjustly tried and convicted in U.S. courts for
monitoring anti-Cuban terrorist groups in Miami.
5 Days for the
5 in Washington D.C.
by brick the mainstream media wall of silence
surrounding the case of the Cuban Five is coming
down. Alicia Jrapko, coordinator of the
International Committee for the Release of the Cuban
Five told Cubadebate: "We have managed to break
through the mainstream media a bit. Univisión had
impartial coverage for the first time."
René writes his
René González has sent a moving letter to his
brother Roberto who is gravely ill with cancer. The
same day, through his lawyer, he filed a motion
requesting permission to travel to Cuba and visit
his brother in a Havana hospital. The motion notes
that these types of requests for international
travel by individuals on parole have been granted in
the past. The judge has not yet responded to the
The Cuban Interests Section here in the U.S. capital
denounced an editorial in The Washington Post
which distorts events related to Cuba, including the
prosecution of Alan Gross and the case of the Five
Cuban anti-terrorists incarcerated in the United