Memory of a Monstrous Crime

News from Cuba | Thursday, 6 October 2011

By Yaymara Villaverde Marcel for the Cuban News Agency

The bombing of the Cubana airliner on October 6th, 1976 took the lives of 73 people, has stayed in the memory of Libertad Infante Garcia, sister of Ramon Infante Garcia, one of the victims of the monstrous terrorist act organized by the confessed assassin Luis Posada Carriles.

Libertad recalled with great sadness her confusion and pain of that day after she learned of the unexpected death of the youngest of her four brothers, member of the national youth fencing team traveling on the flight 455 after obtaining the Gold medal in the Central American and Caribbean Games held in Venezuela.

During an interview with ACN News Agency, the resident of the province of Guantanamo commented that her family was visiting Havana because before Ramon left for the games, he learned that his girlfriend Marieta Gonzalez was pregnant.

The event shattered everyone, Libertad recalls, especially her mother Haydee Garcia until her passing away in 2009 at the age of 94 who cried her son€ ??s death until the last day of her life.

Libertad conserves the newspaper articles of 1976 that narrates the crime that mourns in her home forever.

After 35 years of the crime, Libertad currently sustains the repudiation of the explosion of the Cuban aircraft bombed in midair off the coasts of Barbados.

She demands justice be applied to Posada Carriles, intellectual authors of the crime and who currently walks the streets of Miami. The same assassin who attempted to kill the leader of the Cuban Revolution during the 10th Ibero-American Summit held in Panama in 2000.

Joining the condemnation is Juana Gonzalez, mother of Juan Duany Gonzalez, another young fencer on the flight, who expressed her indignation because the government that protects the terrorist that took away the life of her

18 year old son, is punishing five Cubans that fought terrorism.

On its part, Josefina Muguercia, from Baracoa, who by luck was not among those that died in the terrorist act, also voiced her condemnation against the double moral of the US legal system.

The 17 year old athlete was selected for this important competition in Venezuela, but due a last minute injury was replaced by Virgen Felizola, also excellent fencer.

The incident affected me, said Josefina and argued: I will never forget the terrorist act because I lost my good friends and co fencers that were at the prime of their lives.

There were 73 people on board the Cubana airliner, 57 were Cubans, 11 Guyanese and 5 Koreans.

The crime is still unpunished. There is enough reasons for the Cuban people and the international community to continue condemning arbitrations like this that only encourage the increase of more terrorist attacks, including unjust wars in the name of peace that darken our world.

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