With a pilgrimage to the pantheon of the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Havana’s Colón cemetery, relatives and people in general recalled all 73 persons who were killed in the mid-air sabotage on a Cubana de Aviación aircraft off the coast of Barbados 47 years ago.
That terrorist action is considered the most horrendous crime perpetrated against Cuba by assassins at the service of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and is commemorated in Cuba as the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism.
Participants in the tribute condemned these kinds of actions, as a result of which 3,478 people have been killed, and demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed and intensified by the United States for more than six decades, as an expression of daily terrorism against the Cuban people.
Carrying posters with the photographs of all 53 compatriots who were killed of that terrorist actions, which is known as the Barbados Crime, they also demanded Cuba’s exclusion from the US State Department’s unilateral list of countries that allegedly sponsor terrorism.
They also recalled that since the triumph of the Revolution in 1959, the list of terrorist actions perpetrated by the United States against Cuba has included economic, military, biological, psychological, diplomatic, media and espionage aggression, as well as assassination attempts against leaders.
Participants also repudiated the latest attack with Molotov cocktails on the Cuban Embassy in Washington, the second violent act against that diplomatic mission, after the one perpetrated in April 2020.