Cuba Awards Medal to Danny Glover 1

Glover With Convicted Spy Gerardo Hernández

Glover With Convicted Spy Gerardo Hernández

Cuba Decorates Danny Glover, Estela and Ernesto Bravo

Havana (Prensa Latina) — The Cuban State Council granted the National Medal of Friendship Thursday to documentary filmmakers Estela and Ernesto Bravo and US actor Danny Glover for their solidary support to the Cuban government and people.

In an activity held Thursday morning at the host building of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with Peoples of the World (ICAP) Cuban antiterrorist fighter and member of the Cuban Five Gerardo Hernandez stated that it is an honor to watch such a moment to decorated three great friends of Cuba with such a medal.

The decorated friends of Cuba received the medal from the hands of Jose Ramon Balaguer, member of the Secretariat of the Cuban Communist Party, and director of its International Relations Department.

Ernesto Bravo said he felt moved, since as much himself, as Estela Bravo, have strong links with Cuba, where they decided to set their lives for more than 50 years.

Estela Bravo said that in Cuba, she received several surprises, as for instance, to know Fidel Castro, and that the main reason for which she has been doing her work, is for other people to see and live all the things she had the pleasure to live.

For his part, American actor Danny Glover referred to the struggle for the return of the Cuban anti-terrorist fighters, whom he recognized for their dedication to the Cuban government and people.

Also, he stressed the role of the new generations in the conduct of the future of the Cuban revolutionary project and recalled the meeting of nearly two hours held in yesterday afternoon with young Cuban at the host of the Asociación Hermanos Saíz.

‘We are here not only to support the Cuban Revolution, but also to support the values that this has taught us, he concluded.

In the event of decoration, there were different political and cultural personalities of the country as the Minister of Culture, Abel Prieto; the President of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, Miguel Barnet; and the Director of the General Direction of the United States of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Josefina Vidal.


Editor’s Note:  ICAP’s long-term collaboration with the Directorate of Intelligence (DI) dates back over 30 years. That said, ICAP is not a DI entity per se, but is believed to be roughly 90% DI-affiliated due to a large pool of collaborators who serve the small team of ICAP-embedded DI officers.

Career Directorate of Intelligence (DI) officer Josefina Vidal, expelled from the US in 2003, continues to serve under shallow cover as head of the North America portfolio in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX). She is viewed as one of Havana’s premier experts in US affairs.





Havana Scores Big Propaganda Win With Forthcoming Appearance at the University of North Carolina! 3

US Institution Organizes Forum in Solidarity with the Cuban Five

Havana (Cuban News Agency – ACN) The Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Caroline (sic), in Chapel Hill, will host two forums October 24 in solidarity with the four Cuban anti-terrorist fighters held in US jails since 1998. The corrupt behavior of US justice with respect to the case of the Cuban anti-terrorists is the main topic on the agenda of the meetings.

Some of the lecturers include actor and activist Danny Glover, Miami-based lawyer William Norris, Professor Jane Kirtley from the University of Minnesota, the director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Caroline (sic) Louis Perez, Law professor at that higher education center Deborah Weissman and the coordinator of the Solidarity Committee with the Cuban Five Gloria La Riva.

Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Rene Gonzalez and Ramon Labanino, internationally known as the Cuban Five, were arrested in 1998 after they monitored Miami-based terrorist organizations. Rene Gonzalez served a 13-year prison sentence and achieved the modification of his parole in exchange for the renouncing of his US citizenship and returned to Cuba. The other four men are still held in US prisons.

Cuba Apologist Group Whines After Danny Glover Denied Visit to Incarcerated Cuban Master-Spy 1

The Cuban News Agency (ACN), citing the International Committee for the Freedom of the Five, claimed officials at the Federal prison in Victorville, California, “forbid renowned actor Danny Glover to pay a scheduled visit to Gerardo Hernandez.” The convicted spy was a major leader in the Wasp Network, the largest spy ring ever known to operate in the United States.

According to ACN, prison “authorities told Glover, who has met with the Cuban antiterrorist nine times since 2010, that he was not going to be received because they had no knowledge about the visit.” The International Committee for the Freedom of the Five claimed the denial was “an absolutely arbitrary decision on the part of the prison” and inconsistent with the routine use of prisoner visit lists.

Danny Glover Again Demands Release of the Cuban Five Reply

The Cuban News Agency (ACN) has reported that American actor Danny Glover demanded the return of the Wasp Network spies known as the Cuban Five. Glover was in Cuba last weekend for the 15th International Habano Cigar Festival. Havana reported the actor re-asserted “…his commitment to make all possible efforts in order to achieve the return of the five Cubans.” In recognition for his efforts on behalf of the Castro regime, “Festival organizers presented Glover with a silver sculpture made by local artist Raul Valladares, in acknowledgement of his action for peace and justice,” ACN reported.

Tuesday Nov. 13 at Howard University in Washington DC: The Case of the Cuban Five with Danny Glover 2



A Howard University School of Law Forum
The Case of the Cuban Five:
Justice or Injustice?

The Cuban Five have been imprisoned in the United States for nearly 14 years and are not widely known. Yet, the outcome of their case will have a profound impact on the U.S. justice system and U.S.–Cuba relations. At the heart of their struggle is the fundamental and constitutional right of a defendant to a fair trial, and the right of Cuba to defend itself from terrorism. There is a movement in the United States and worldwide to demand their freedom.

Tuesday, November 13 | 6:00 pm
Howard University School of Law 2900 Van Ness St. N.W. | Washington, DC

Featuring Danny Glover who has visited Cuban Five member Gerardo Hernández in Victorville Federal Prison several times.
Also Featuring

  • Aderson Francois, Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law
  • Martin Garbus, Attorney on the Cuban Five legal team, representing Gerardo Hernández
  • Gloria La Riva, Coordinator, National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
  • Kurt L. Schmoke, Vice President and General Counsel, Howard University
  • Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, 2002-2005
  • Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Executive Director, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund

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