Dec. 19, 2014 – Cuba In Focus Radio Show

In today’s program we focus on the historical events unfolding in U.S./Cuba relations and the release of the remaining three political prisoners of the Cuban Five.

December 19th Cuba In Focus radio show (click to play hour show)


Intro and clip of Jane Franklin (author of “Cuba and The United States- A Chronological History)


Alvaro Fernandez– Editor/Publisher of Progresso Weekly, Miami-based online newspaper. Alvaro is Cuban-American and will speak about the reactions in the Cuban-American community.

Keith Bolender– Canadian Journalist/author of Cuba Under Siege: American Policy, The Revolution and Its People and Voices From The Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism Against Cuba.

Alicia Jrapko– Coordinator of the “International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five”

Gloria La Riva– Coordinator of “The National Committee To Free The Five”

Ike Nahem– “July 26th Organizing Committee” and “Cuba Solidarity”

Gail Walker– Co-Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace. With over 15 years of involvement with Pastors for Peace she has staffed more than 15 caravans of humanitarian aid to Cuba and Central America and worked extensively with marginalized communities.

Dr. Rosemari Mealy– Educator, activist and author of Fidel and Malcolm X: Memories of a Meeting.