A History of US Terrorism against Cuba
By Marjorie Cohn
The Cuban Five's campaign against terrorism
For nearly 50 years, anti-Cuba terrorist organizations based in Miami have engaged in
countless terrorist activities against Cuba. These groups, including Alpha 66, Omega 7,
Cornandos F4, Cuban American National Foundation (CANF), Independent and
Den~ocratic Cuba (CID) and Brothers to the Rescue (BTTR), operate with impunity in the
United States - with the knowledge and support of the FBI and CIA.
In the face of this terrorism, Gerardo Hernhndez, Ram6n Labafiino, Antonio Guelrero,
Fernando Gonzilez and Red Gonzilez - the Cuban Five - peacefully infiltrated criminal
exile groups in Miami to prevent terrorism against Cuba. The Five turned over the results
of their investigation to the FBI. But instead of working with the Five to prevent
terrorism, the US government charged them with acting as unregistered Cuban agents in
the United States and of conspiracy to commit espionage for attempting to penetrate US
military bases; Gerardo was also charged with conspiracy to commit murder for the
deaths of four Miami-based pilots from BTTR, shot down by Cuban jets in 1996.