El Pais: The wasp network still poisons the relations between Cuba and U.S.

4th Annual "5 Days for the Cuban 5"

  • Three of the five Cuban agents arrested in 1998 remain incarcerated in American prisons
  • “The trial and the sentences were revenge”

Juan Jesús Aznarez Madrid 24 OCT 2014 – 19:08 CEST95

The dinner on January 1998 with Gabriel García Márquez was professionally tasty because it was developed in Havana days before the first visit of a Pope to Cuba, Juan Pablo II, and months after the secret interview of the writer with Bill Clinton. We were five people hooked to the anecdotes and revelations of this Literature Nobel Prize recipient for literature, who said nothing, however, about a transcendental subject – the meeting months prior with the then U.S. President to deliver a proposal from Fidel Castro on a joint collaboration of the United States and Cuba on terrorism. After dinner Garcia Márquez spoke in detail about mediations to release political prisoners and strength of government’s positions, but was silent…

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