Note: We list the remaining 4 who are still imprisoned. The fifth, René González, was paroled in 2011.
The Cuban Five were 5 (now 4) Cuban men who are in U.S. prison, serving four life sentences and 75 years collectively, after being wrongly convicted in 2001 of espionage and “conspiracy” charges in a U.S. federal court in Miami. The Five’s actions were never directed at the U.S. government. They never harmed anyone nor ever possessed nor used any weapons while in the United States.
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 9000
SAFFORD, AZ 85548
(NOTE: the envelope should be addressed to “Rubén Campa,” but address the letter inside to Fernando)
Fernando González Llort, is one of the Cuban Five and was sentenced to 19 years in prison. He was born in Havana in 1963. In 1981 he graduated with high honors from high school in the Island of Youth. In 1987 he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Political Relations under the Ministry of Superior Education and received a Gold Diploma. While in school, González had various leadership roles in the Federation of University Students (FEU). He participated in the promotion of cultural events and in theater festivals. From 1987 to 1989, González served as part of the internationalist Cuban brigade that fought to preserve Angola’s independence against the invading South African apartheid regime. He was awarded a medal of honor for bravery. González is married to Rosa Aurora Freijanes Coca.
P.O. BOX 7007
Marianna, FL 32447
Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez is serving a a sentence of life imprisonment plus 10 years, and is in U.S.P. Florence, Colorado. He was convicted of espionage, conspiracy to commit the murder of an anti-Castro Cuban gang member, and other unique charges leveled at him by the United States, after monitoring Cuban-exile terrorist groups.
Antonio was born in the city of Miami on October 16, 1958. His parents were both from Cuba and immediately after the initiation of the Cuban Revolution in 1959, they returned there. In 1983 Guerrero graduated as airfield construction engineer in Kiev, Ukraine. The expansion of the Santiago de Cuba International Airport was the most important work in which he was involved. Antonio is a poet and has penned a considerable number of poems, a selection of which has been published in English and Spanish under the title “Desde Mi Altura” (From My Altitude). Guerrero has become an accomplished artist and his art is featured in a traveling exhibition. He has two sons, 20-year-old Antonio, and 15-year-old Gabriel.
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto, CA 92301
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, is one of the Cuban Five and is serving two life terms plus 15 years. He was born in Havana in 1965. In 1989 he graduated with a degree in International Political Relations. While in school he participated in amateur festivals as part of a theater group and also as a cartoonist-humorist. In 1989 Hernández served as part of the Cuban forces in Angola against the invading South African apartheid regime. He distinguished himself in 54 combat missions and was awarded a medal of honor. Hernández has had his drawings published since 1982 and displayed in gallery exhibitions. His book of caricatures and humor, “You Can Achieve Everything with Love and Humor” was published in 2002. He has been married since 1988 to Adriana Pérez O’Connor.
For more than 40 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami engaged in countless terrorist activities against Cuba, and against anyone who advocates a normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. More than 3,000 Cubans have died as a result of these terrorists’ attacks.
P.O. Box 6001
Ashland, KY 41105
(NOTE: the envelope should be addressed to “Luis Medina,” but address the letter inside to Ramon)
Ramón Labañino Salazar, is one of the Cuban Five. He is serving 30 years, reduced from a life sentence plus 18 years. Ramón was born in Havana in 1963. He graduated from high school in Marianao, Havana, where he earned various distinctions including diplomas as an outstanding and advanced student. In 1986, Labañino graduated as an economist from the University of Havana, graduating with first class honors. At the university, he was very active in all sport activities and participated in the All-Caribbean games. Ramón is father to 3 daughters.