Antonio Guerrero of the Cuban 5 Recieves New Sentence

antonio2007Rejecting a negotiated agreement between the U.S. government and the defense team of Antonio Guerrero, seeking a sentence of 20 years, Judge Joan Lenard refused to agree to the terms. After a four-hour session in court, the judge imposed a 21 year, 10 month sentence.
Federal District Court has not yet set the
date or dates of the other two re-sentencing hearings of Ramón Labañino and Fernando González.

National Committee to Free the Cuban 5
Statement on Antonio’s New Sentence
Free Speech Radio Coverage

Desde Mi Altura: Free the Cuban 5 Event

Desde Mi Altura: Free the Cuban 5 Event
Tuesday, Sept. 22 5pm
5th Floor of Norlin Library
University of Colorado at Boulder Campus

Event includes…

Exclusive art exhibit of Antonio Guerrero, one of the Cuban 5.

A reading by local poet Ara Cruz of Antonio Guerrero’s Poetry

Audio statement of solidarity by political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal

Speech by Gloria La Riva, national coordinator of the Free the Cuban 5
Committee

Food and drink will be provided

Free and open to the public

Antonio Guerrero is one of five Cubans unjustly imprisoned by the U.S. government for protecting their homeland from attacks by Miami-based terrorists. He is in Florence federal prison in Colorado. Antonio has become an accomplished artist since his imprisonment. His exhibit is an opportunity to gain insight to a beautiful and talented man, maintaining dignity in the face of injustice.

Antonio Guerrero of the Cuban 5 Art Exhibit in Colorado

Antonio’s Art Exhibit on Tour in Colorado

After its inauguration in Washington, D.C. at the Venezuelan Embassy, and second exhibit in Berkeley, CA, Antonio Guerrero’s art exhibit now moves to Colorado, where it will be displayed in two venues, the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Smokebrush Gallery in Colorado Springs. Until his temporary transfer to Miami last week for re-sentencing, Antonio has been in Colorado in Florence prison since 2002. Also in Miami awaiting re-sentencing on Oct. 13 are Ramón Labañino and Fernando González.

Jimmy Santiago Baca, nationally-acclaimed writer and poet, will read Antonio’s poetry as well as his own, at the opening receptions in Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Santiago Baca, born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, is the recipient of many awards for his insightful writings, including the American Book Award, and the prestigious International Award for his memoir, A Place to Stand.

Antonio has become an accomplished artist and poet since his imprisonment (read his personal history of his artistic development
by clicking the link below). His exhibit is an opportunity to gain insight to a beautiful and talented man, representing all Cuban Five heroes who maintain their dignity in the face of injustice.

There are opening receptions in each location (Sept. 22 in Boulder and Oct. 2 in Colorado Springs), following which the art will be on exhibit for several weeks in each location. Click the link below for details. The Boulder event is sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Department and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race in America of the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five. The Colorado Springs event is sponsored by Smokebrush Gallery and the National Committee.

* Exhibit Details
* Antonio’s artistic history

Members of the Cuban Five Transferred

Antonio Guerrero (formerly at USP Florence in CO), Fernando Gonzalez, and Ramon Labanino have now been transferred to Miami to await their resentencing, which is still expected to occur on Oct. 13.

Until the resentencing occurs, you
can write to the three at their new
address:

Antonio Guerrero
#58741-004
FDC Miami
P.O. Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101

Luís Medina (NOTE: the envelope should be
addressed to “Luis Medina,” but address the letter inside
to Ramón)
#58734-004
FDC Miami
P.O. Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101

Rubén Campa (NOTE: the envelope should
be addressed to “Rubén Campa,” but address the letter inside
to Fernando)
#58733-004
FDC Miami
P.O. Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101