At the Book Court in Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 14, 2013. (Bill Hackwell photo) My New York publicist had arranged an interview for me with WLRN, South Florida’s popular National Public Radio affiliate, for this Tuesday (September 17) to talk about my new book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. […]

The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five has scheduled a week of activities in Washington from May 30 – June 5 to continue the campaign to win release of five Cuban intelligence agents still in jail in the United States for “conspiracy to commit” espionage back in the 1990s. Full disclosure: I’ll […]

Dear President Obama, This is my first ever letter to an American president. That’s not just because I’m not an American citizen. I’m also a journalist, and journalists are not in the habit of writing letters to heads of governments. But having spent the past three years researching the case of the Cuban Five, I […]

Gerardo31 “[Gerardo] Hernández’s sister Isabel first learned that he had been put in the ‘hole’ … when she went for a visit at the U.S. maximum security prison in Victorville, California, July 24. She was only allowed to talk to him by phone, separated by a thick glass partition, while he was kept handcuffed… “Hernández […]

Five American journalists who wrote inflammatory articles about the Cuban Five during their detention and trials received more than $70,000 in secret payments from the U.S. government between November 1999 to December 31, 2001. Details of the payments, which were uncovered as the result of a freedom of information request, were revealed during a Washington […]

The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada’s largest union, has written to U.S. President Barak Obama demanding release of the Cuban Five. "We are appealing to you for the release of the men known as the ‘Cuban Five’," explained the letter, which was sent on April 12, 2010. "After so many years, it is time […]