One of the enduring questions about Cuba’s shootdown of two Brothers to the Rescue aircraft in 1996 is where the planes actually were when they were brought down? In international airspace as the U.S. claims and the International Civil Aviation Agency concluded? Or over Cuban territory as the Cubans continue to insist? The U.S. has […]

  Speaking at the University of California Center in Washington.   The following is an abridged version of a talk I gave about my forthcoming book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five, on April 18, 2012 at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C.. *** I am a […]

Alan Gross is not exactly the humanitarian do-gooder the U.S. government would have you believe. And the Cuban Five are not exactly spies and murderers. Is there a pattern here?   Alan Gross and wife Judy. The campaign to free Alan Gross is ramping up. Gross is the American arrested in 2009 for smuggling telecommunications […]

Fifteen years after Cuban MiGs blew two Brothers to the Rescue aircraft out of the sky, the Cuban government continues to insist the planes were inside Cuban airspace when they were brought down. Ricardo Alarcon In an interview in Havana last week, Cuban President Ricardo Alarcon told me his government is “considering suing” one of […]