Monday, September 12, 2011
Cuba calls for release of Miami Five
In his public statement today Alarcón didn't argue the merits of the cases or raise issues of guilt or innocence. He simply said that "after 13 years the Five have the right to be reunited with their families."
I happen to agree entirely with Alarcón, and I proposed the same swap several weeks ago in an editorial. It's unlikely to happen, given Obama's concern over offending the large Cuban population in Florida and his need for their support in next year's election. But it should happen. Here's my op-ed: http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2011/08/alan-gross-y-los-cinco-de-miami/
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