Monrovia, October 6, 2021 - On the Day of the Victims of State Terrorism we remember with deep sorrow the horrendous crime of Barbados in 1976, date in which the people of Cuba mourned because of the destruction of a CUBANA plane in mid-flight that took the lives of 73 people on board.
Only the courage of a leader, only the warmth of a wounded people, compact and firm after the news, kept the relatives of the victims on their feet.
"We cannot say that pain is shared. Pain is multiplied. Millions of Cubans are crying today with the loved ones of the victims of this abominable crime, and when an energetic and virile people cry, injustice trembles!" - Fidel Castro Ruz.
This terrorist act against Cuba, which remains unpunished despite the evidence, is one of the bloodiest and most painful acts that the Cuban people have lived through.
In these six decades, a long list of terrorist actions to harm the largest of the Antilles has grown, which includes, in addition to economic, military, biological, psychological, diplomatic, media and espionage aggressions, assassination attempts against leaders.
Recently, the Cuban embassies in Washington and Paris were the scene of terrorist acts. So far, the U.S. government has not issued an official statement condemning these acts, which Cuba has denounced. We hold the U.S. government responsible for its continuous campaigns urging such behavior and for its calls for violence, the Cuban Head of Mission Mercedes L. Martínez Herrera.
It is quite incongruous that today Washington has Cuba on a list of countries it accuses of promoting terrorism.
The Cuban people's demand for justice has always been constant and systematic, and this is a day to demand an end to impunity and violent actions perpetrated by U.S. imperialism and its hired assassins against the island.