‘Cuban Five’ Spy renounces U.S. citizenship to stay on Island


Mr. Rene Gonzalez

Cuban Ambassador, Ms. Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez, has informed SAT TV News, that a member of the “Cuban Five” spy group, renounced his United States citizenship at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, removing the final obstacle to his permanent return to the Island.

The men were convicted in 2001, and ever since, there has been a well-focused campaign by Cuban officials to free them.

Mr. Rene Gonzalez was released from prison in October 2011 but was required to serve three years’ probation in the United States.

However, on Friday June 14th, U.S. District Judge Joan Lenard ruled, that Mr.  Rene Gonzalez, who had already been allowed to temporarily return to Cuba for his father’s funeral, could remain there if he renounced his U.S. citizenship.

Ms. Rodriguez says that the Five Case is matter that is treated delicately by Cuba and its people.


Cuban Ambassador, Ms. Juana Elena Ramos Rodriguez

She believes it is necessary to respectfully request to President Obama, so that he may use his constitutional power to free their comrades.

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