Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 7, 2004

Cuban-American leader to speak

A Cuban-American leader from Miami will speak at two locations in Milwaukee today about human rights in Miami and the Cuban 5.

Andres Gomez, editor of the magazine "Areito" and co-founder of the Antonio Maceo Brigade, an organization that supports normalized relations with Cuba, will speak at 11 a.m. at the Milwaukee Area Technical College Student Building, 700 W. State St., Room S116. At 7 p.m. he will speak at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Room 191.

The Cuban 5 were convicted of failing to register as foreign agents and conspiring to spy on U.S. military installations and Cuban exiles in south Florida. Gerardo Hernandez was also convicted of murder conspiracy in connection with Cuba's 1996 downing of two Brothers to the Rescue planes.

Supporters argue the Cuban 5 are political prisoners.