Fernando Gonzalez

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Cuban Five Member Released from Prison, Headed Back to Cuba

    And then there were three. Fernando Gonzalez walked out of a U.S. federal prison in Arizona today after spending 15 years behind bars on charges that he was part of a Fidel Castro-backed Cuban spy ring. Though, he's not a free man quite yet. He was released to immigration officials and will be dep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Bomba Estereo on World Music and TransAtlantic Fest: "We Used to Look North; Now the Anglo World Is Looking at Us"

    Traditions are kept alive by constant change. The roots music of the 21st Century is being created as much with electric guitars, sequencers, and laptops as with drums and flutes. That's one of the ideas behind the Rhythm Foundation's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, whose 2013 headliners include A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    UPDATED: Eight Named in Miami City Hall Corruption Sweep

    Eight City of Miami officials and members of local charities were arrested today on corruption charges.The busts involved an array of unrelated scams -- and come as the city's finances are under intense scrutiny by federal officials. ​Mayor Tomas Regalado portrayed the arrests as the culmina ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009

    Spies in the Magic City

    The Supreme Court will decide whether to reconsider conviction of the Cuban Five.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Cuban 5 Convictions Upheld Again. Next Stop: Supreme Court

    The Cuban 5 Ten years after the world was shocked, astounded, blown away, and all that stuff to learn that Fidel Castro had sent spies to check on Miami's exiles, we may finally stop hearing about em. The United States Court of Appeals in Atlanta today denied a defense request for a hearing to reco ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    CIP VIPs

    A list to nominate members for Miami's new Civilian Investigative Panel comes together in typical Magic City fashion

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Mother Knows Best

    And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    What Spies Beneath

    Okay, so they really were spying for Cuba, but not in a bad way

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Inside the Wasp's Nest

    In the cloak-and-dagger world of a Cuban chief spook, Puerto Rican music magazines, wet beepers, and pregnancies can cause unexpected turbulence

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Cuban Missive Crisis

    For years the infamous Wasp Network collected reams of data on Miami's anti-Castro forces -- and the sundry, sometimes bizarre, attempts to infiltrate them

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    September 29, 1993