The Significance of the Cuban 5 a Quarter of a Century since their Arrest

The Cuban Five were released not because the US somehow had a change of heart but rather through popular struggle. It was because of the unbendable bravery of the Cuban Five in deplorable US prisons, It was because of the relentless determination of their families who travelled the world as active agents in the battle for their freedom, it was because of the unwavering support of the Cuban people through all those years and it was also because of the strength of a worldwide solidarity movement that kept growing calling for their release.

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From Havana: Gerardo Hernández

From his office at the Higher Education Institute of Foreign Affairs in Havana where he serves as Vice-Rector, Gerardo Hernandez gives an extended (26-minute) interview (in English) with TeleSUR TV, covering the past, the present, and the future of himself and of Cuba.

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Will The Thaw In US-Cuban Relations Chill Cuba’s Revolutionary Zeal?

“Most of the Cuban population was born and has lived under the blockade and we want it lifted. We want to be allowed to prove that socialism in Cuba is a viable option and the answer to our future. We have fought for that right for 57 years, and view a thaw in the conflict with the U.S. as a triumph of our resistance and determination.” — René González, interviewed by MintPress News

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