Friday, December 10, 2010

New photos of Orlando Bosch book bash

 Alberto Hernandez

Anti-Castro militant Orlando Bosch unveiled his memoirs Thursday night in Miami. His longtime friend, Alberto Hernandez, above, was among those who spoke. In Bosch's book, Hernandez is credited with coming up the idea of sending Bosch into the streets to sell lemons to raise money after getting out of jail in Miami in 1990.
Bosch's financial situation was dire because U.S. authorities would not give him a work permit. So he began peddling lemons at the intersection of LeJeune Road and Flagler Street. Price: $1 for a bag of 12. Bosch wrote:
Most people gave a ten-dollar bill and said to keep the change. That day, $2,000 in lemons were sold in less than 20 minutes.
Bosch's sudden conversion to lemon vendor drew attention to his tough financial straits, which helped persuade U.S. authorities to give him a work permit, Bosch's book says.

I didn't catch the IDs of everyone in the photos. Feel free to send me any additional caption information. Also please let me know if you see any errors that should be corrected.

 The wife of Orlando Bosch, Adriana Delgado Sepulveda, also spoke Thursday night.
Angel De Fana, director of an exile group called Plantados, is pictured at right. His business card reads: Plantados hasta la libertad y la democracia en Cuba. Translation: Immovable until there is liberty and democracy in Cuba.

Plantados also refers to Cuban political prisoners. The Miami Herald reported:
The plantados—the immovable ones—were the Cuban political prisoners who refused prison work, indoctrination or even uniforms. As a result, they served every day of sentences as long as 30 years.
At right in the photo above is anti-Castro militant Guillermo Novo.

Bosch greets supporters after the event.

Luis Posada Carriles was among those who attended.

Alberto Hernandez hugs Posada Carriles.

El abrazo: Posada Carriles embraces his old friend Bosch.

In 1976, Bosch and Posada Carriles helped create the Coordination of Untied Revolutionary Organizations, which the FBI described as “an anti-Castro terrorist umbrella organization.”
On Oct. 6, 1976, a Cubana de Aviacion passenger plane en route from Barbados to Havana crashed, killing all 73 people aboard. Bosch and Posada Carriles were arrested in Venezuela and accused of masterminding the plane’s bombing.
Both denied the accusations and were acquitted of the most serious charges. Bosch settled in South Florida. Posada Carriles fled Venezuela while awaiting a prosecutor’s appeal and eventually wound up in Florida, too.

One of Bosch's daughters from his first marriage, Myriam, nicknamed "La Chiqui," talks to Posada Carriles.

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