Fernando Gonzalez soon to be freed

Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

Cuban Five hero Fernando González to be
freed from U.S. prison on Feb. 27, 2014

On February 27, 2014, when Fernando González is released from Safford federal
prison in Arizona, he will have completed
15 years, 5 months and 15 days of a sentence imposed after a U.S.
government political prosecution.

But Fernando will not simply walk out of Safford on Feb. 27. As one of his appeals
attorney Richard Klugh explains, since Fernando is not a U.S. citizen, he will be
detained temporarily by Immigration authorities.

“In order to facilitate his immediate return to Cuba, he has quashed any pending appeal or Habeas proceeding, so that it cannot be used as a basis to keep him here. And he has waived any right to contest his deportation to Cuba. Fernando has that paperwork completed and negotiations are taking place for what we hope is an immediate return to Cuba and his wonderful family.”

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Indiana University course in Santa Clara this summer

CUBAmistad’s own Frank Marshalek will be teaching a Geography course during the first Summer Session 2014, featuring 11 days in Santa Clara. Here’s the flyer.

Cuba Summer 2014

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Two events Nov 9 &10 FIESTA & Film

Sat Nov 9 at 9am
Showers Plaza/Farmers Market
Info and entertainment
Ritmos Latinos.

Sunday Nov 10. 3pm
IU Cinema. Screening of Cuba: An African Odyssey.


From Che Guevara’s military campaign to avenge Lumumba in the Congo up to the fall of apartheid in South Africa, 300,000 Cubans fought alongside African revolutionaries. Cuba, an African Odyssey is the previously untold story of Cuba’s support for African revolutions, one of the Cold War’s most vigorous contests over resources and ideology.
Free, but ticketed.

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24th IFCO/Pastors for Peace US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan

IFCO/Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan Week: July 8-July 15
Contact information:
IFCO (Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization)/Pastors for Peace
418 W. 145th St. New York, NY 10031
212 926 5757
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Cecilia by Humberto Solas

This 1981 film will be screened Tuesday April 23 at 6:30 pm at Monroe Co. Public Library Auditorium.
Adapted from 1882 novel Cecilia Valdez, and often called Cuba’s national nove,l Cecilia is a melodrama set in 1830′s Cuba, a turbulent era where a turbulent romance ensues.

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Cuba:The Accidental Eden

There will be a screening of “Cuba:The Accidental Eden” sponsored by CUBAmistad on Monday Feb 25 at the Monroe co Public Library Auditorium at 7pm.
It is a documentary directed by Doug Schultz.
For decades, Cuba’s wild landscapes lay untouched while its neighbors destroyed their ecological riches. Tourism is already on the rise and most experts predict tourism will double once the US trade embargo ends. What will happen to Cuba’s stunning biodiversity – an island filled with amphibians, reptiles and the most biologically diverse freshwater fish in the region?

Alternates between scenes of the unique Cuban wildlife and interviews with Cuban conservationists who, with minimal funding, help preserve it.

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The Vote is In!

The UN General Assembly, as it has every year for the past several decades, voted overwhelmingly to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The vote was 188-3.
(US, Israel and Palau)
The UN vote on the Cuba embargo reminds us yet again that U.S. foreign policy is concocted in a bubble detached from the real world, where most nations recognize that the boycott is designed to pander to the most reactionary Cuban émigrés in Florida.”
Ian Williams, a senior analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus

Next film:
A Night in Havana: Dizzy Gillespie in Cuba.
Nov 26. Monroe County Public Library Auditorium. 7pm

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