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Cuban agent freed in US to lobby for fellow agents [barf]
Associated Press ^ | 10/14/2011 | ANDREA RODRIGUEZ

Posted on 10/14/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

HAVANA (AP) — The first member of a Cuban spy ring to walk free from prison in the United States thanked islanders Friday for their support during his 13 years behind bars and vowed to keep pushing for the release of the other four.

Rene Gonzalez, a 55-year-old dual U.S.-Cuban citizen who left a federal lockup in the Florida Panhandle on Oct. 7, spoke through a home video that was broadcast and rebroadcast on Cuban state television and government-run websites.

"It is truly difficult to address people who are so loved and who you feel a part of through a camera, but I had to communicate with you and say how grateful I am for everything," Gonzalez said.

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"...the support that has never been lacking and sustained us through these years of injustice," he added.

Gonzalez and the other four members of the "Cuban Five" were convicted in 2001 of being part of a ring known as the "Wasp Network" that sought to spy on U.S. military installations in South Florida, Cuban exile groups and politicians opposed to Castro's government.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cuba; renegonzalez; spy
Related: AP sources: US offered Cuba swap for American [Alan Gross]
1 posted on 10/14/2011 3:35:33 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

For the last six months of their incarceration, such people should be given unlimited access to all the junk food, HFCS soda, maximum fat and carbohydrate diets that they can gobble down. There should be a serious effort to, without coercion, have them waddle out of prison at least 100lbs heavier than they went in.

And then deport them back to their hell-hole, 4th world nation.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 3:45:52 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: All

Dead Man Walking.
He got the Cessna 337 guys shot out of the sky with a missle.


3 posted on 10/14/2011 7:21:29 PM PDT by troy McClure
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