Media Outlet, background:

Editor of Editorial and Opinion Pages of Diario Las Américas.
(See also: Helen Ferre, editor of Diario Las Américas)

Alberto Müller is one of several reporters and other individuals who published numerous highly-inflammatory articles about the shoot-down of the Brothers to the Rescue planes during the Cuban Five trial.

These articles were especially injurious to Gerardo Hernández, who was falsely charged by the U.S. for “murder conspiracy,” and who now is serving a double-life sentence as a result of his conviction.

The U.S. government has only released documentation of Müller’s payments from October 1, 2004 on. The National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and Liberation newspaper continue the quest for more information from the U.S. government.

Helen Ferré was Opinion Page editor, and responsible for the publication of these articles, at the same time she received U.S. government funds.

Müller was active in CIA paramilitary activity in Cuba against the new post-Batista government. Müller: “...we were hoping to receive enough weapons to equip several hundred.” He was arrested on April 20, 1961 in Cuba convicted and sentenced to 20 years.

Evidence of Payment:

Oct. 2010 Liberation newspaper FOIA

Amount Paid:

(At present time, U.S. government refuses to reveal information on payments to Miami journalists before November 1999)

(10/1/04 – 4/15/2010)
Total $ 39,871.00

Articles written by Alberto Müller

Diario Las Américas, 21 noviembre 2000, página 5-A
ALBERTO MÜLLER

Una noticia sorprendente y de profunda naturaleza política, proveniente de la X Cumbre Iberoamericana que concluyó en Panamá el sábado pasado, saltó con inusitada fuerza a todos los titulares periodísticos del mundo.

Por primera vez en la historia de los conclaves iberoamericanos, precedidos siempre por España, un Jefe de Estado de América Latina tuyo el coraje político de acusar de asesino, instigador y terrorista a Fidel Castro en su propia cara, ante la presencia de todos los mandatarios iberoamericanos y de su excelencia Juan Carlos, el rey de España.

“Es intolerable que usted “Fidel Castro” involucrado en la muerte de tantos salvadoreños, me acuse a mi de estar involucrado en el caso de Posada Carriles...”

La polémica entre el presidente salvadoreño y el viejo dictador cubano se produjo alrededor de la propuesta del primero para condenar el grupo terrorista vasco de ETA en España.

“Me extraña”, dijo irónicamente Fidel Castro, “que esa propuesta saliera de El Salvador y México la apoyará.”

A lo que el presidente Zedillo de México reaccionó inmediatamente para decir: “ que en el texto aprobado “de condena el terrorismo vasco” hay una razón humana fundamental para solidarizarse con Españã”.

Definitivamente que la noticia alrededor del duro intercambio de palabras entre el joven presidente salvadoreño y el envejecido dictador comunista cubano, llegó a Estados Unidos para romper en algo con la monotonía cansona e interminable de la temática electoral, que sigue en busca de un camino para dejar atrás las recriminaciones entre los dos partidos predominantes y la concesión de quién será el próximo presidente de la nación más poderosa del planeta.

Es de esperar que este precedente que acaba de iniciar el mandatario salvadoreño, sirva para recordar a la opinión pública latinoamericana y del mundo, y de paso al propio dictador cubano, que su largo historial de crímenes contra el pueblo cubano y contra algunos países latinoamericanos no debe quedar impune.

El más reciente de estos crímenes y muy fresco en la memoria de todos fue el derribamiento sobre aguas internacionales de las avionetas desarmadas de Hermanos al Rescate, por parte de aviones MiGs de combate cubanos.

Y este crimen es necesario repetirlo hasta la sociedad para que un tribunal de corte internacional o de los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica se decida a sentar a Fidel Castro en el banquillo de los acusados que le corresponde.

Por otra parte, la actitud bochornosa y cómplice de Fidel Castro en la X Cumbre Iberoamericana de negarse a condenar el terrorismo de ETA en España lo aísla una vez más de la comunidad de gobiernos civilizados y respetuosos de la dignidad de la persona humana y de la paz social.

El honorable presidente de El Salvador, Francisco Flores, ha logrado poner al dictador Fidel Castro en su sitial solitario de terrorista y criminal ante los ojos de los mandatarios de Iberoamérica y ante la opinión pública internacional.

Pero además, ha mostrado la entereza que anteriormente había faltado en estos conclaves iberoamericanos, al no permitir irrespetos y payasadas al cada día más decadente dictador cubano.

¡Enhorabuena! amuller@gate.net

DDiario Las Américas, Tuesday, November 21, 2000, page 5-A
ALBERTO MÜLLER

Astonishing news of a deeply political character, from the X Ibero-American Summit in Panama that ended last Saturday, jumped-out with unusual strength in headlines around the world.

For the first time in the history of Ibero-American conclaves, always preceded by Spain, a Head of State of Latin America had the political courage to accuse Fidel Castro in his face, of being a murderer, instigator and terrorist, in the presence of all the Latin American leaders and His Excellency Juan Carlos, King of Spain.

“It is intolerable that you ‘Fidel Castro’, involved in the death of so many Salvadorans accuse me of being involved in the case of Posada Carriles...”

The controversy between the Salvadoran president and the old Cuban dictator occurred around the first’s mentioned proposal to condemn the Basque terrorist group ETA in Spain.

“I'm surprised” Fidel Castro ironically said, “that this proposal came from El Salvador and that Mexico supported it.”

To which President Zedillo of Mexico immediately responded to saying: "that in the adopted text ‘the sentence of Basque terrorism’ there is a fundamental human right to express solidarity with Spain".

Definitely the news around the heated exchange of words between the young Salvadorian president and the old Cuban communist dictator, came to the U.S. to break the somewhat monotonous, tiresome and endless electoral theme, which continues to find a way to leave behind the recriminations between the two ruling parties and the conceding of who will be the next president of the most powerful nation on earth.

It is hoped that this precedent just initiated by the Salvadorian president, will serve to remind the public of Latin American and the world, and incidentally the Cuban dictator himself, that his long record of crimes against the Cuban people and against some Latin American countries must not go unpunished.

The most recent of these crimes and the one fresh in everybody’s memory, was the downing of the unarmed planes of Brothers to the Rescue, over international waters, by way of Cuban MiG combat planes.

And it is necessary to remind society of this crime so that a tribunal from the international court or from the United States of America decides to sit Fidel Castro down in the accused box, where he belongs.

On the other hand, the shameful attitude of Fidel Castro at the X Ibero-American Summit where he refused to condemn ETA’s terrorism in Spain, once again isolates him from the community of civilized governments that are respectful of human dignity and social peace.

The honorable Salvadorian president, Francisco Flores, has succeeded in putting the dictator Fidel Castro in his lone terrorist and criminal seat before the eyes of the leaders of Latin America and the international public opinion.

But it has also shown the interest that had previously been lacking in these Ibero-American conclaves, by not permitting the increasing disrespect and antics of the Cuban dictator.

In good time! amuller@gate.net

Diario Las Américas, martes, 20 febrero 2001, p. 5-A
ALBERTO MÜLLER

Los últimos minutos de vida de los cuatro pilotos derribados en aguas internacionales por aviones MiGs castristas han quedado filmados y grabados para la posteridad.

Lo que nos faltaba por escuchar...a viva voz...sin cortapisas sin pudor alguno...con acento de calculada premeditación sangrienta....los subalternos solicitando al comandante en jefe la orden para pulverizar con un cohete soviético a las avionetas indefensas de Hermanos al Rescate...Se cumplen cinco años del horrendo crimen cometido en aguas internacionales. Por tal razón el hecho debe ser potestad jurídica y humanitaria de todos los organismos de justicia humana, desde el Tribunal Internacional de la Haya hasta la Comisión de Derechos Humanos de las Naciones Unidas.

La Confesión del Crimen... en la propia voz del verdugo subalterno... la hemos escuchado al fin con absoluto claridad.... durante el juicio a los espías castristas infiltrados en Miami.

Que más falta ahora para tomar la decisión de sentar a Fidel Castro. Qué más falta ahora para tomar la decisión de sentar a Fidel Castro ante un Tribunal Jurídico Internacional? Pues nada más. Todos los elementos indagatorios están a la mano.

Ningún crimen debe queda impune.... pero el que se ejecuta a cielo abierto... contra seres humanos indefensos que sobrevolaban aguas internacionales en busca de balseros cubanos en altamar, merece el repudio irrestricto e inequívoco de toda la humanidad... por su carácter genocida y sucio.

En los respiros del Siglo XXI la temática de los Derechos Humanos y la Justicia son temas que configuran el corazón y la esperanza de todos los seres humanos.

Y del crimen ha quedado grabada toda su cobardía intrínseca en la voz fría de satisfacción de los ejecutantes "todos los criminales son cobardes" como una señal auto-acusatoria casi perfecta de lo represivo del sistema comunista cubano y del instinto criminal de su dirigente máximo.

El objetivo de sentar a Fidel Castro y su camarilla de verdugos ante un tribunal internacional, al cumplirse el 5to Aniversario del horrendo crimen contra las avionetas de Hermanos al Rescate aquel inolvidable 24 de Febrero de 1966 [sic], tiene que ser una meta jurídica de la historia reciente. En este caso el crimen tiene voz propia en las palabras de los pilotos-verdugos que vilmente y a sangre fría asesinaron a Armando Alejandre, Mario de la Peña, Carlos Costa y Pablo Morales.

La cinta grabada es un documento único de valor supremo, de contenido ontológico, de rasgos despreciables en la voz rajada y nerviosa de los pilotos cubanos en busca insistente de la orden del comandante en jefe para ejecutar la masacre.

Y la orden no se hizo esperar... y se escuchó sin interferencia alguna. En los cielos dos avionetas indefensas terminaron pulverizadas por los cohetes de fabricación soviética.

Resulta positivo que los familiares de las víctimas hayan llevado el caso a una corte civil, bajo el amparo de la Ley-Terrorista de los Estados Unidos. Y que la corte haya dictaminado una compensación de 186 millones de dólares. pero esto no es suficiente.

El hecho es tan detestable por su naturaleza criminal contra la humanidad que sugiere un banquillo para los acusados, ya sean verdugos subalternos o verdugos de jefatura máxima.

Diario Las Americas, Tuesday, February 20, 2001, p. 5-A
ALBERTO MÜLLER

The last minutes in the life of four pilots downed in international waters by Castro's MiG planes were filmed and recorded for posterity.

What we needed to hear...live...shamelessly uninhibited, accented with bloody premeditated calculation...the subordinates asking the commander in chief for the go-ahead to pulverize the defenseless airplanes of Brothers to the Rescue with a Soviet missile...Five years have passed since the horrendous crime committed over international waters. That's why the matter should be put to the legal and humanitarian powers of every organization of human justice, from the International Criminal Court at the Hague to the Human Rights Commission at the United Nations.

The Criminal Confession...in the very voice of the underling executioner...we have finally heard it with absolute clarity...during the trial of Castro's spies who infiltrated Miami. What more is needed now to make the decision to try Fidel Castro? What more is needed now to make the decision to seat Fidel Castro in the dock at an international legal trial? Well, nothing. All the elements of the inquiry are at hand.

No crime should remain unpunished...but one that is executed in the open skies...against defenseless human beings who were flying over international waters in search of Cuban rafters on the high seas deserves the strictest and unmistakable repudiation by all of humanity.... due to its filthy genocidal character.

At the dawn of the 21st century, the subject of human rights and justice is one which shapes the heart and hopes of all human beings.

And all the intrinsic cowardice in the cold voice of satisfaction by the executors "all criminals are cowards" remains on tape like a practically perfect self-accusation against the repression of the Cuban communist system and the criminal instincts of its maximum leader.

The goal of placing Fidel Castro and his gang of executioners before an international tribunal at the 5th Anniversary of the horrendous crime against the Brothers to the Rescue light aircraft that unforgettable February 24, 1966 [sic], must be a legal goal for recent history. In this case the crime has its own voice in the words of the executioner pilots who vilely and in cold blood murdered Armando Alejandre, Mario de la Peña, Carlos Costa and Pablo Morales.

The tape recording is an object of unique and supreme value, with ontological contents, with despicable traits in the cracked and nervous voice of the Cuban pilots insistently seeking the order from the commander in chief to execute the slaughter.

And the order was not long in coming...and could be heard without any interference at all. Two defenseless light aircraft were pulverized in the skies by Soviet made missiles. It's good that the families of the victims were able to bring the case to a civil court, under the Terrorist Law [sic] of the United States. And that the court granted a judgment of $186 million dollars in compensation, but that is not enough.

The act is so despicable by its nature as a crime against humanity that it suggests the accused should be in the dock, whether they are subordinate executioners or executioners among the maximum leadership.