Terrorist acts against Cuba have taken 3,478 lives and caused 2,099 disabling injuries
Standing before a powerful photograph of an interminable line of devastated but strong Cubans paying their respects to the 73 people killed in an act of terrorism, in October of 1976, on a civilian aircraft which was downed by a bomb placed aboard by paid assassins, who later lived and died unperturbed in the United States, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?
Recalling the frightened face of my mother, in the summer of 1981, living in fear that one of her sons would be added to the list of children who died from hemorrhagic dengue, the most lethal epidemic Cuba had seen since the triumph of the Revolution, with no knowledge of where it came from – later to be well understood – or how to treat it, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?
Moved by the painful memory of Granma’s front page in January of 1992, bearing a photo of the riddled bodies of four Interior Ministry guards protecting the maritime base at Tarará, the victims of a group of brutal terrorists bent on making use of the Cuban Adjustment Act, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?
Impressed by the unforgettable words of Giustino Di Celmo, who in a pained voice uttered a phrase that came from the depths of his soul, “Nothing can be painful than the death of a son and even more so when it is caused by a violent, cruel act,” confronting the terrible reality that a bomb in the Copacabana Hotel detonated by terrorists financed from the North, had taken the smile of his dear
Fabiucho, I ask the U.S. government: Do you know what terrorism is?