Correspondent Michael Voss sits down for an exclusive interview with Cuban Five leader Gerardo Hernandez.
A year ago he was released from a U.S. prison after 16 years. His return to Cuba was an event of national importance.
Now Gerardo sits down to discuss how his life has changed since being back home in Havana.
One of the last remaining conflicts from the Cold War ended more than a year ago when Cuba and the United States decided to restore diplomatic relations and re-open their embassies. One of the major conditions to the deal was a prisoner exchange between both sides. Three Cuban spies for the American contractor, Alan Gross. The leader of the Cuban spies, intelligence officer Gerardo Hernandez was serving two life sentences plus 15 years — for conspiracy to commit murder and espionage.
He feared he might die in prison but now he’s back in Havana with a new life which includes a baby daughter, conceived by artificial insemination during his time in jail.
Hernadez and the other “Cuban 5” spies were awarded the island nation’s highest honor…Heroes of the Cuban Republic. Since leaving the United States they have travelled all over Cuba as well as parts of Africa and Latin America to thank people for their support and efforts to secure their freedom.
Watch Michael Voss’ exclusive interview here.