New Book Says Cuban Five Posed No Security Risk to U.S.02/04/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. Iâ€™m Rob Lorei. Coming up today weâ€™ll talk with the author of a new book about a group of five Cubans who are imprisoned in the US. They say they were spying on Cuban exile terrorist groups in Florida and elsewhereâ€¦.
And weâ€™ll meet a man born in Tampa- who went on to become one of the most prominent civil rights activists of the 1960â€™s. Heâ€™s devoted his life to discuss the power of non-violence- as a way to fight injusticeâ€¦..
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Our first guest today is Steven Kimber, heâ€™s a journalist and professor at the University of Kingâ€™s College in Halifax, Canada. Heâ€™s the author of a new book called What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five.
According to Wikipedia: "The Cuban Five (Gerardo HernÃ¡ndez, Antonio Guerrero, RamÃ³n LabaÃ±ino, Fernando GonzÃ¡lez, and RenÃ© GonzÃ¡lez) are five Cuban intelligence officers convicted in Miami of conspiracy to commit espionage, conspiracy to commit murder, acting as an agent of a foreign government, and other illegal activities in the United States. The Five were in the United States to observe and infiltrate the U.S. Southern Command and the Cuban-American groups Alpha 66, the F4 Commandos, the Cuban American National Foundation, and Brothers to the Rescue."