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Arnaldo Barron and the July 26th Movement in the United States

Casa de las Americas invites you to an afternoon celebration of the history of the July 26th Movement in New York and in the United States

Founding leader of the July 26th Movement Arnaldo Barron and his wife Gloria Goenaga will recount their experiences as they organized this movement which eventually became the organization we know today as Casa de las Americas. This past summer in Havana, Cuba, Companero Barron was awarded the Friendship Medal by the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) for the sacrifices made and his instrumental role in support of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution. Guest of Honor Ambassador Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations.


  • Greetings from Nancy Cabrero, President of Casa de las Americas
  • Presentation: Arnaldo Barron and Gloria Goenaga (followed by Q&A)
  • Video of the Award Ceremony of Arnaldo Barron in Cuba
  • Musical Selections by Guitarist and Singer from Venezuela, Abraham Alberto
  • Brunch

Where – Casa de las Americas, 182 E. 111th Street, between Third and Lexington Avenues
When – Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time – Beginning at 2:00PM

Suggested Donation – $15.00 (includes food) profits of which will go to Casa’s work for the liberation of the Cuban Five and the Lifting of the Blockade on Cuba

Due to limited space, we are asking that you call Franklin Flores at 917-945-9877 to reserve your attendance at this event.

The program will be in spanish with translation by Martin Koppel

Arnaldo Barron and the July 26th Movement in the United States

Cuban Film Festival

Cuban Film Festival

Fidel: The untold story:

Whether dismissed as a relic or revered as a savior, all agree that Fidel Castro, nearing 44 years as the leader of Cuba, is one of the most influential and controversial figures of our time. Rarely are Americans given a chance to see inside the world of this socialist leader.

The new documentary film FIDEL by Estela Bravo offers a unique opportunity to view the man through exclusive interviews with Castro himself, historians, public figures and close friends, with rare footage from the Cuban State archives.

Alice Walker, Harry Belafonte, and Sydney Pollack discuss Fidel as a person, while former and current US government figures including Arthur Schlesinger, Ramsey Clark, Wayne Smith, Congressman Charles Rangel and a former CIA agent offer political and historical perspectives on Castro and the long-standing US embargo against Cuba. Family members and close friends, including Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, offer a window into the rarely seen personal life of Fidel.

Bravo’s camera captures Fidel Castro swimming with bodyguards, visiting his childhood home and school, joking with Nelson Mandela, Ted Turner and Muhammad Ali, meeting Elian Gonzalez, and celebrating his birthday with members of the Buena Vista Social Club. Juxtaposing the personal anecdotal with history of the Cuban revolution and the fight to survive the post-Soviet period, FIDEL tells a previously untold story and presents a new view of this compelling figure.

Friday Sept. 16th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm
Casa de Las Americas 182 E. 111th St.
(Btwn. Lexington and Third Ave.)
Take the 6 train to E. 110th St.
Suggested donation: $5 (No one will be turned away)

Friday Oct. 7th Cuban Film ~ 638 Ways to Kill Castro


In 2006, President Ricardo Alarcon of the Cuban parliament, called for the period of time between September 12th through October 6th, to be a time to call attention to the case of the Cuban 5; 5 U.S. held political prisoners incarcerated for 13 years for fighting against terrorism in the United States and Cuba. In New York City, we extend the time frame by 6 days to make it a full month, Sept. 12th-Oct. 12th.

This year, The Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban 5 is organizing a film festival and a series of forums to educate, organize and mobilize for the freedom of these innocent men! Please Support our efforts! Contact us if you want to host a film showing or a forum! Email us at: freethecuban5@gmail.com or call

638 Ways to Kill Castro:

638 Ways To Kill Castro is a political documentary exploring the history of the relationship between the U.S. government and Cuba, told via the countless attempts to kill Fidel Castro. From exploding cigars to femme fatales; a radio station rigged with noxious gas to a poison syringe posing as an innocuous ballpoint pen, those who tried to kill Castro reveal every conceivable method of assassination.

On the trail of Castro’s would-be killers, the filmmakers meet a series of extraordinary characters, including two men accused of being terrorists, but living free in America. Orlando Bosch, who many consider to be the greatest terrorist in the northern hemisphere, is found living peacefully in his Miami home, with his adoring family. Antonio Veciana, the Cuban American who got the closest to killing Castro on three occasions, now runs a marine store in Miami. Both men were supported and funded by the United States, and the CIA even sought the help of the Mafia, hoping they would be able to succeed where Bosch and Veciana had failed.

A exciting detective thriller, 638 Ways To Kill Castro is a Silver River production for Britain’s Channel 4!

Friday Oct. 7th, 2011 at 7pm-10pm

Casa de las Américas, 182 East 111th St. (bet. Third and Lexington Ave.)
#6 Lexington Ave. line train to 110th St.