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For Immediate Release:
January 22, 2018
Media Contact:
Olga Vega
OlgaV@miamidade.gov
786-258-1635

Commissioner Diaz wants Cuba to extradite notorious U.S. convicts


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz is sponsoring a resolution urging Congress to approve legislation calling for the immediate extradition to the United States of all fugitives from U.S. justice who are receiving safe harbor in Cuba, including notorious convicted terrorists William Morales of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional Puertorriqueña (FALN), and Joanne Chesimard of the Black Liberation Army. The resolution is scheduled for consideration at the Tuesday, January 23 County Commission meeting in the County Commission Chamber at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW 1st St. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m.

More than 70 fugitives from the United States, charged with offenses ranging from hijacking to kidnapping to drug offenses to murder, are believed to be currently receiving safe harbor in Cuba.

“Cuba needs to abide by its extradition treaty with the United States and immediately extradite all individuals convicted of criminal offenses here,” Commissioner Diaz said. “These individuals have committed heinous crimes and need to be held accountable.”