On October 6, 1976, murderous hands killed the lives of 73 people traveling on a commercial flight from Cubana de Aviación. The abominable crime of Barbados remains unpunished after 41 years, and Cuba continues to demand justice.
The macabre terrorist act blinded the lives of 57 Cuban citizens, including members of the Youth Fencing Team returning to their homeland after all gold medals were organized in the Central American and Caribbean Championship of that discipline, held in Venezuela. The victims' relationship was completed with 11 Guyana citizens and five North Koreans.
I remember that the first news related to a crashed plane in the vicinity of Barbados, although very soon it was known that it was a sabotage, with the arrest of the authors, the Venezuelans Freddy Lugo and Hernán Ricardo, who confessed to having placed the explosives which caused the aircraft to explode.
It was not difficult to identify the perpetrators of the horrendous crime, which were the notorious murderers Orlando Bosch (now deceased) and Luis Posada Carriles, the two agents of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and frantic enemies of the Cuban Revolution.
More than four decades have passed since that sinister event, a period during which Cuba has demanded that justice be given to the criminals and murderers who perpetrated the sabotage that remains unpunished, as their authors received the protection of their masters from the north, while the fair claim of the Cuban authorities and the relatives of the victims has been felt uninterruptedly in all possible tribunes.
This October 6, 2017, when 41 years of the mournful event is fulfilled, "the energetic and virile people" who cried to their dead, maintains its indeclinable decision to demand that justice be done, while paying homage of remembrance to the martyrs of Barbados.