What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five by Stephen KimberWhat Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five by Stephen Kimber

What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five

byStephen Kimber

Paperback | August 1, 2013

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What Lies Across the Water recounts the events leading up to the arrest of the Cuban Five, five Cuban anti-terrorism agents wrongfully arrested and convicted of “conspiracy to commit” espionage against the United States. In response to decades of deadly attacks by Miami-based, anti-Cuban terrorist organizations, Cuba dispatched five agents — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González — to Florida to infiltrate and report on the activities of these terrorist groups. Cuba even passed on information their agents learned about illegal activities to the FBI. But, instead of arresting the terrorists, the FBI arrested the Cuban Five on September 12, 1998. The five men would be illegally held in solitary confinement for seventeen months and sentenced to four life sentences in 2001. The terrorists these five men tried to stop remain free to this day.

In light of America’s supposed post-9/11 zero tolerance policy toward countries
harbouring terrorists, the story of the Cuban Five illustrates the injustice and hypocrisy of this case: why were these men who tried to prevent terrorist attacks against Cuba charged with espionage against the U.S? And why does the U.S. continue to protect and harbour known terrorists?<_o3a_p>

Title:What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban FiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2013Publisher:Fernwood PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552665429

ISBN - 13:9781552665428


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting! I was on my way to Cuba and I wanted to learn more about the country. I wanted to read something different than stories about Fidel and Che (which I also find very interesting), I just wanted to learn something new. A new perspective. This was the perfect read for the week long trip! The book is small but don't be fooled, the content is there. There are a lot of names to remember, but that is just how the story goes.
Date published: 2017-05-05