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Vol. 75/No. 5      February 7, 2011

Miami caravan says
free Cuban Five
Militant/Naomi Craine

MIAMI—More than 40 people drove through southwest Miami January 22 in a caravan calling for the release of the Cuban Five and the jailing of Luis Posada Carriles. The Cuban Five—Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, René González, and Fernando González—are Cuban revolutionaries unjustly imprisoned by Washington for their activities in monitoring right-wing groups that carry out violent attacks on Cuba.

Posada Carriles is a CIA-trained counterrevolutionary who has a long record of attacks on Cuba, including bombings of hotels in Havana and involvement in blowing up a Cuban airliner in 1976. Posada is currently on trial in El Paso, Texas, but on charges of perjury and immigration fraud only.

The caravan was organized by Alianza Martiana, and received both friendly and hostile responses as it passed through a largely Cuban American section of the city.


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