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For Immediate Release:
January 07, 2014
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Merci L. Rodriguez

Commissioner Souto to participate in panel discussion on Cuban resistance leader Gonzalez Corzo

MIAMI, FL – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto will participate in a panel discussion on the life and legacy of anti-Castro resistance leader Rogelio “Francisco” Gonzalez Corzo, who was executed in 1961 by the Castro regime following the unsuccessful Bay of Pigs invasion.

Titled “Francisco Lives!” and hosted by Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives, the colloquium will take place on Monday, Jan. 13 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican campus, 627 SW 27th Ave., Room 3103. The event will be conducted in Spanish and is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at the Sixth Street parking lot.

Commissioner Souto, who was one of Gonzalez Corzo’s close assistants during the Bay of Pigs invasion, will share his memories of the slain leader’s role in the anti-Castro resistance. One-time political prisoner Carmina Trueba also will share her memories of this important chapter in Cuban history.

For more information, please call Commissioner Souto’s office at 305-375-4835, or contact CLACI Executive Director Dr. Juan Antonio Blanco at 305-237-3944 or at

County Commissioner Javier Souto Miami Dade College’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives
“Francisco Lives!” colloquium on Rogelio “Francisco” Gonzalez Corzo
January 07, 2014, 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican campus, Room 3103 627 SW 27th Ave.