The Institute for Policy Studies and the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 host a screening with discussion of the 33 minute film The Day Diplomacy Died. There will also be a multimedia report back by IPS’ Netfa Freeman on the 9th International Colloquium in Holguin, Cuba “For the Freedom of the Cuban 5 and Against Terrorism,” which took place November 13-16, 2013. The discussion will also deconstruct how the case of the Cuban 5 relates to those of the 75 dissidents arrested by the Cuban government.
The Day Diplomacy Died tells the story behind those headlines and of 4 Cuban ex-state agents who sacrificed years of their lives working undercover to expose the real truth.
Here they speak out for the first time on film about why the Cuban government locked up 75 “independent” journalists, trade unionists and librarians. They tell of the inner workings of the dissident groups they infiltrated and of the various, and often frightening, plans hatched to destabilize their country.
Unlike the mainstream press, the film uncovers the role played by the U.S. government and its diplomats in Havana, showing the abundant evidence demonstrating that the imprisoned 75 were actually on the payroll of the U.S. for the purpose of disrupting Cuban society.