Posada, a Cuban exile, was used by the CIA as a key operative in the United States' long running effort to overturn the Cuban Revolution.
Paramilitary forces have displaced over four million rural people from 16 million acres of land.
Jimmy Carter, during a three-day visit to Cuba this week, called for a release of the Cuban Five and an end to the long-standing U.S. blockade against the island nation.
On Monday January 10, the trial of Luis Posada Carriles began in the federal courthouse in El Paso, Texas. Posada is seen in most of Latin America as a terrorist, responsible for many deaths. Yet he is only being tried on two counts of perjury, one of obstruction of justice, one of naturalization fraud and seven of lying to immigration authorities.
Still, there are five innocent anti-terrorist fighters sitting in U.S. prison, and it's important to keep their spirits up.
Survivors of government persecution paid homage to Colombia's Patriotic Union, memorializing victims of slaughter of UP activists, which, after nearly a quarter century, is still ongoing.
Cuban TV has been broadcasting the new documentary "Cuba's Reasons: The Route of Terror" which nails down basic facts regarding anti-Cuba terror.
Senator Piedad Cordoba Ruiz has been declared guilty of "relations with the FARC," threatening national unity and treason.
Obama's boldest statements came in relation to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, when he dismissed "cynics" who say a just peace is impossible.
The Cuban Five will never be as famous in the United States as John Brown, and their struggle is entirely different, but they and he put ideals and ethics first.