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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 14:01
Crime of Barbados: Wound Still Open in Cubans

Barbados.jpgThe explosion in the air of a Cubana de Aviacion comercial flight over the coasts of Barbados in 1976, is still one of the wounds marking the skin of this people, permanent target of international terrorism.

It will be 41 years tomorrow of the tragic event where 73 innocent civil lives were lost -national and foreign- victims of the worst and bloodiest crime committed in this hemisphere.

The crime was orchestrated in Caracas, Venezuela by two terrorists of Cuban origin, Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch (deceased), who employed Venezuelans Hernan Ricardo and Freddy Lugo to carry out the attack.

These mercenaries -arrested and condemned to 20 years in jail- carried out the mission of placing C-4 bombs inside the plane.

Bosch was initially arrested and after alleged legal defects was absolved, while Posada Carriles served eight years in prison waiting for a defenitive sentence, but he managed to escape with the help of prison guards where he was detained.

From the first moment, the Government of the U.S. hindered the sentence of the brutal crime at the Security Council of the United Nations Organization, as they had been part of the action and Posada Carriles himself was an agent of the Central Intelligence (CIA).

Although Cuba had no evidence at that moment to accuse the U.S. government, this was confirmed when some documents of the CIA were declassified in 2005.

Those documents showed the CIA had intelligence information in June, 1976 on plans of Cuban terrorist groups exiled in Florida of attacking a plane of Cubana de Aviacion by planting a bomb.

In the most cheeky manner, Posada Carriles denied his participation in the Barbados crime but contradicted himself when he offered details of the massive crime in his book The Ways of the Warrior, edited in 1994. / PL

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