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Not all Cubans are prohibited from traveling abroad

The news media has been reporting on the Castro dictatorship's migratory reforms as if the entire island's population has been restricted from traveling abroad for the past fifty-plus years. The truth is that there are certain Cubans (outside members of the Castro family and the elite ruling class) the Castro regime has allowed to travel all over the world. These are Cubans whose sole reason for leaving the island is to be propagandists for the dictatorship.

One of those Cubans is Irma Sehwerert, the mother of Rene Gonzalez, one of the five Cuban spies arrested, convicted, and sentenced here in the U.S. for espionage and the murder of four American pilots shot down in international waters by Cuban MiGs. Unlike other Cubans, Ms. Sehwerert is free to travel around the world. That is, of course, only for the strict purpose of disseminating propaganda.

Cuba Confidential has more:

Spy’s Mom Lobbies Peruvians for Release of Cuban 5 1

Cuba’s Prensa Latina (PRELA) has reported that Irma Sehwerert, mother of convicted Castro spy Rene Gonzalez, is visiting Peru. In Lima, she continues her outreach to Peruvian entities and personalities to publicize her version of her son’s espionage career. Predictably, she also lobbied on behalf of the remaining Cuban 5, more specifically, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Fernando Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero.

Irma Sehwerert and other Cuban officials were received at the Congress by legislator Sergio Tejada, of the ruling bloc Gana Peru. There she and pro-Castro allies “presented information on the case of the Five and the need to intensify the international pressure campaign so that U.S. President Barack Obama grants them a pardon,” according to PRELA. The Cuban 5 were arrested on September 12, 1998, after years of espionage efforts against the United States and Florida’s Cuban-American community.

1 comment to Not all Cubans are prohibited from traveling abroad

  • asombra

    So when is Elián's (biological) father gonna do his bit for the 5? Well, I suppose he's already met his quota and can simply rest on his laurels, such as they are.