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  • 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

    March 24, 2011

    This Week in Coke, Castro, and LeBron: DC Kids Heart Coke, James Scores 43

    ​TWCCL is a weekly installment bringing you all the news you need on the three issues that matter most to Miamians. COCAINE: Big Bust of the Week: Three tons of cocaine, seized by a French warship off of Costa Rica. Four Washington, DC elementary students were hospitalized after ingesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    The Cuban Five Should Get a Taste of Their Country's Justice System

    ‚ÄčThe National Committee to Free the Cuban Five is making much ado about a couple of "important" legal briefs. It's time for the final appeal of the five Castro spies convicted of espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, and other illegal activities in the U.S. The group will even hold a news confer ... 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

    April 17, 2003

    Proposals with Punch

    Swap jailed Cuban spies for jailed Cuban dissidents

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Terrorists, but Our Terrorists

    Where can terrorists find safe harbor? If you're of the Cuban exile variety, right here.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Mother Knows Best

    And that goes for mothers of convicted Cuban spies, too

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Bird of Paradox

    José Basulto, president of Brothers to the Rescue, is a CIA-trained warrior who insists he supports nonviolent resistance. Complicated? Sí, señor.

  • 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

  • News

    July 29, 1992

    Assault With Intent to Cause Baldness

    Arthritic widow Dorothy Richardson is set to stand trial for battery on a police officer. The alleged crime? Hair pulling.