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New revelations concerning the1976 Barbados attack

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The encounter was headed by the criminal Orlando Bosch Ávila, at that time a fugitive from U.S. justice, wanted for parole violation after being convicted of various crimes, including using terrorist tactics to extort Cuban émigrés.

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Cuba calls for multilateral response to terrorism

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In an open debate between the 15 members of the body regarding terrorist threats to civil infrastructure, Cuba’s permanent representative to the UN, Anayansi Rodríguez noted that Havana supports the adoption of a general agreement on this scourge and the holding of a global conference to work toward these types of responses.

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Vigil to honor victims of terrorism

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Hundreds of students, athletes, and workers gathered yesterday evening, October 5, to honor the thousands of victims of terrorist acts against Cuba over the last 50 years.

The event took place at Havana’s José Martí Memorial, on the eve of the anniversary of the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner mid-flight off the coast of Barbados, with families of the martyrs in attendance.

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I still hear the desperate voice of my father

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On two other occasions in 1976, Espinosa had co-piloted aircraft in danger of detonating. The first time was when flying Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende, from Mexico to Havana. One of the pieces of luggage aboard the aircraft contained a bomb that failed to explode.

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Cuban government sends condolences following attack in France

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José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, yesterday July 18, visited the French embassy in Havana to sign the condolences book opened there in the wake of an attack which occurred in the city of Nice, this past July 14, during a celebration of Bastille Day, killing 84 persons and injuring more than 200.

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Raúl sends letter of condolences to President of Kazakhstan

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The President of the Councils of State and Ministers of Cuba, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, sent a message of condolences to President of Kazakhstan, Nursultán Nazarbáev, following the terrorist attacks in the city of Aktobe, which left four civilians and three soldiers dead, according to a diplomatic source cited by Prensa Latina.

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CUBAN AND U.S. AUTHORITIES EXCHANGE IDEAS ON DEALING WITH TERRORISM

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CUBA, 9 June 2016. On Wednesday, June 8th a technical meeting took place in Havana between the Cuban and U.S. authorities in charge of preventing and dealing with terrorism, for the purpose of exchanging ideas on the possibilities of cooperation in this area.

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Maduro demands justice for Barbados crime

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The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, demanded justice for the downing of a Cubana airlines flight over the island of Barbados, on October 6, 1976.
During his television program, In Contact with Maduro, the leader honored the 73 victims of the crime, among them 24 members of the Cuban youth fencing team, who were retuning to the country after winning gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championships of the discipline.

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The perpetual struggle against terrorism

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As on every October 6, Havana’s Colón Cemetery fills with relatives of the victims of the 1976 terrorist bombing of the Cubana airlines flight over Barbados. Once again, they demand an end to the impunity that those responsible have enjoyed for 39 years. The date is an opportunity not only to remember those passengers, athletes and workers, who died in the attack, but all victims of terrorist acts against the island.

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Remembering the victims of the Barbados crime

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Several secret documents written in 1976 and recently declassified by the U.S. State Department, identify the international terrorist of Cuban origin Luis Posada Carriles, now protected in the U.S., as responsible for the attack on the Cubana de Aviación flight, October 6 that year, in which all 73 people aboard were killed.
A memo sent to then Secretary of State Henry Kissinger by two senior officials of the Central Intelligence Agency, examines the allegations by the leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz regarding the involvement of U.S. agencies in the downing of the aircraft.