challenges CNN to interview the Five
CARACAS, September 16.—President
Hugo Chávez of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,
has called on the CNN television network to give a
demonstration of impartiality by interviewing the
Cuban Five, whom the channel calls "terrorists,"
leaving aside imperial manipulation.
should like to see CNN interview the five Cuban
heroes whom they call ‘terrorists’ and who have been
imprisoned by the yanki empire," said the head of
state during the swearing in of a group of women to
defend ballot stations during the parliamentary
elections on September 26, according the
Chávez, who last night criticized an
interview given by Patricia Janiot – one of the top
U.S. presenters at the network – to the terrorist
Raúl Díaz Peńa, a fugitive from Venezuelan justice,
stated that Janiot gave him the right to reply via
the Twitter social network, PL adds.
"I challenge you to interview one of
the Cubans imprisoned in the United States. The
question isn’t about me, Madam Patricia: it is about
the dignity of a people," he affirmed.
Although the Venezuelan courts
sentenced Díaz to 10 years’ imprisonment for
planting bombs at the embassies of Spain and
Colombia in 2003, Janiot presented him as a student
seeking refuge in the United States.
Translated by Granma International
Freeing the Five
would also bring justice to the U.S. people
ONVINCED that the U.S. president
could make a contribution to respecting the ideals
of justice of his own compatriots if he decided, as
is in his power, to release the five Cuban anti-terrorist
fighters, the popular and award-winning actors Sean
Penn and Benicio del Toro expressed this Thursday
their support for an initiative from their U.S.
colleagues demanding an end to the unjust
imprisonment of Gerardo, Antonio, Ramón, Fernando
To the Parliaments
of the world
This September 12, 2010 marks 12
years of unjust confinement in U.S. prisons for
Gerardo Hernández Nordelo, Ramón Labańino Salazar,
Antonio Guerrero Rodríguez, Fernando González Llort
and René González Sehwerert.
calls on Obama to free the Five
SANTO DOMINGO, September 9.— The Senate of the
Dominican Republic has passed a resolution calling
on U.S. President Barack Obama to release the five
Cuban anti-terrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in
that country after being handed down lengthy