Havana, Cuba. – This morning, as is traditional, there will be a pilgrimage to the Colón Necropolis in Havana to pay tribute to the victims of the Barbados crime, as we know the bombing of the Cubana de Aviación plane that took the lives of 73 passengers.
The passengers included 24 of the Cuban sports delegation returning from Venezuela, where they had obtained all the gold medals in the Central American Fencing Championship.
We Cubans still remember that atrocious act in which assassins of the ilk of Luis Posada Carriles, at the service of the most miserable interests of their imperialist master, took the lives of innocent people.
That is why every 6th of October we commemorate the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism, a day that becomes a perpetual demand for justice against the paid criminals who carried out that action.
A More Revolutionary Homeland
The majority of those killed in the sabotage of Cubana’s plane were young people, and the perpetrators of the terrorist attack had proven links with the CIA and still enjoyed impunity and protection in Yankee territory.
The Cuban government and people have reaffirmed their decision to condemn and confront terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, in particular State terrorism, wherever it is committed and whatever the reasons given by its perpetrators. Forty-three years have passed since that monstrous crime and we Cubans do not cease to demand justice.
Our commitment to our fallen brothers is as Fidel said: An increasingly revolutionary, more dignified, more socialist and more internationalist Homeland will be the great monument that our people erect to their memory.
(Taken from Radio Reloj in Spanish)