You’re invited to the launch of the Spanish-language Cuban edition of  What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five   Lo que race a travis del mar: La verdadera history de los Cinco cubans Monday, February 15 at 10 a.m. Sala Nicolás Guillén, Morro Cabaña. The Cuban edition, which is published by Nuevo Milenio, features an introduction […]

Review of What Lies Across the Water in Science & Society By Helen Yaffe (University College London), Science & Society In 2009 Stephen Kimber was in Havana researching for a love story he planed to write when, he explains, he “got sideswiped by the truth-is-stranger-but-way-more-interesting story of the Cuban Five” (1). Thanks to serendipity, Kimber […]

Havana, September 4, 1997, 11:00 a.m. Fabio Di Celmo was apologetic. Another day perhaps, he suggested into the telephone. The person at the other end of the line was a representative of Biconsa, a division of Cuba’s Ministry of Domestic Trade with whom he hoped to make a deal. But not today. Their appointment was for noon, […]

As this weekend’s historic Summit of the America’s wraps up —with Cuba finally at the table — here are three short, sort-of-related excerpts from What Lies Across The Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. Felix Rodriguez: Rodriguez, the former CIA agent credited with orchestrating the murder of Che Guevera, was in Panama for the […]

I was interviewed December 17, 2014, following the official announcement the United States and Cuba had agreed to a prisoner swap, freeing the three remaining members of the Cuban Five still in U.S. prisons.

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN that I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, pursuant to my powers under Article II, Section 2, clause I, of the Constitution, and in consideration of the premises, divers other good and sufficient reasons me thereunto moving, do hereby commute the aforesaid total prison sentence of the said GERARDO […]

Imagine you could turn back the clock to before 9/11, I suggest to American audiences when I read from my most recent book, What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. What if the United States had had its own intelligence agents inside Al Qaeda? What if those agents had uncovered the […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Who are the Cuban Five? Why did the FBI arrest them in 1998? Why are they still in prison in the United States? What makes them national heroes in their homeland? What does their case have to do with the war on terror? And why should their story matter to the rest […]