Solidarity Caravan to Tour Miami for Cuban Five
Washington, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Several organizations of Cuban immigrants will stage a motorcade through Miami streets on Saturday, March 9, to demand the immediate, unconditional release of the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons since 1998. Cuban American activist Andres Gomez said in a release that those groups are members of Alianza Martiana (Jose Marti Alliance) and will tour main avenues in solidarity with Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, internationally known as The Cuban Five.
Four of them are serving harsh sentences for monitoring Miami-based violent groups that planned actions like those which have left over 3,400 victims in Cuba in the past 53 years. Meanwhile, Rene Gonzalez left prison on Oct.7, 2011 after serving a 13-year sentence, and was given an additional three-year supervised release punishment in Miami.
According to Gomez, the motorcade will protest impunity granted by the US Government to extreme right Cuban-American terrorists and also defend full normalization of relations between Washington and Havana. Alianza Martiana coalition groups the Antonio Maceo Brigade, Alianza Martiana as an individual group, the Jose Marti Association, the ATC, the Bolivarian Club of Miami and the Association of Christian Women in Defense of Family, among other groups in solidarity with Cuba. In the past few years, its members have carried out similar activities for the same purposes.
Editor’s Note: PRELA failed to note that Andrés Gómez is also the coordinator of the Antonio Maceo Brigade and editor of the magazine Areito digital. Both entities have long and distinguished histories of collaboration with Cuban Intelligence. Additional background on these groups can be found in previous “Cuba Confidential” postings. Please use the “search” feature to find the related posts.