Archive for May 2nd, 2012

Florida Governor Sings New Law Stiffening Economic Blockade of Cuba

May 2, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill on
Tuesday that prohibits state and local governments from contracting with
companies that have business ties to Cuba and Syria.

The piece of legislation, sponsored by Republic Senator Rene Garcia of
Hialeah and Representative Michael Bileca of Miami, is seen as a “gesture”
towards the coveted Cuban-American right-wing voters in Florida.

“The governments of Cuba and Syria are two of the only four countries that
the United States designates as state sponsors of terrorism and the money
of Florida taxpayers should not in any way contribute to support them,”
Scott said upon signing the bill.

The controversial law has received strong criticism from the Florida
Chamber of Commerce and from Florida’s top two trading partners, Brazil
and Canada, who have warned the measure could discourage investment from
foreign firms.

The piece of legislation goes into effect on July 1 and it affects future
state and local government contracts worth at least $1 million.

Uruguayans Renew Support to Cuba Five’s Cause

May 2, 2012

 

( Gonzalez family complete for 2 weeks only )

Uruguayan authorities and nongovernmental
entities explained to Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, one of the
Cuban Five, the revival in their country of the campaign for the release
of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly incarcerated in the United States.

Salanueva, who met with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Almagro, and
with the political bureau of the ruling Broad Front party, headed by its
president Jorge Brovetto, and in the Legislative Palace, seat of the
Uruguayan Parliament, with the bloc of deputies from the Broad Front,
continues today with her meetings with Uruguayan organizations.

In the campaign for the release of the Cuban Five as they are known
internationally, unjustly sentenced in the United States to excessive
prison sentences ranging from 15 years to two life sentences plus 15
years, Salanueva plans talks with Ana Olivera, regional governor of
Montevideo, says a dispatch Prensa Latina.

She will also meet during the day with the Department of Gender and the
Executive Secretariat of the PIT-CNT trade union and the Union of Public
Health.

Salanueva traveled to Montevideo invited by the ruling Broad Front and the
PIT-CNT, to promote the campaign for the freedom of the Cuban Five and
participate in the capital in the main event for May Day.

On her first day of stay, she participated in the final session of the
First Congress of the Regional Political Integration, which brought
together some 400 delegates from 11 nations in the auditorium of the
University of the Republic.

She explained the audience the legal process, stressing that only
solidarity will set them free.

Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Antonio Guerrero and Fernando Gonzalez
are serving harsh sentences for reporting d terrorist plans against Cuba
organized on U.S. soil, while Rene Gonzalez already served his prison
sentence, but he’s been forced to remain in Florida for another three
years on probation, without any justification.

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The 5th of May for the Cuban 5

May 2, 2012

REMEMBER!

THIS SATURDAY May 5th, MAKE A CALL, OR SEND A FAX, OR AN E-MAIL, OR A TELEGRAM to the WHITE HOUSE to demand President Obama free the Cuban 5 imprisoned in the United States for defending their homeland.

 

Let’s continue to demand President Obama to make use of the rights conferred upon him by the US Constitution, as a lawyer, as a father, as a son, as a husband, and as a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, to END THIS COLOSSAL INJUSTICE AND TO FREE THE 5 NOW!!!

DIFFERENT WAYS TO REACH THE WHITE HOUSE

By phone: 202-456-1111
If calling from outside the United States, dial first the International Area Code
+ 1 (US country code) followed by 202-456-1111
By Fax: 202-456-2461
If fax is sent from outside the United States, dial first the International Area
Code + 1 (US country code) followed by 202-456-2461
To send an electronic message write to:  WRITE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA
To send a telegram
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500
EE.UU.

THIS COLLECTIVE ACTION WILL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF PEOPLE FROM THE US, AND ALL OVER THE WORLD, CALL, OR SEND FAX, E-MAILS OR TELEGRAMS, ON THE 5TH OF EACH MONTH. IF YOU CAN NOT REACH ANYBODY BY PHONE, PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE.

TOGETHER WE CAN DO IT!!!

 

 

International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5

To learn more about the Cuban 5 visit:  

 

www.thecuban5.org


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