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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.

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U.S. State Department identifies Posada Carriles as planner of 1976 terrorist attack

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A declassified 1976 State Department document identifies Luis Posada Ca rriles as the most likely author of a terrorist attack on a Cuban airliner that year which took the lives of all 76 passengers aboard.
The memorandum, released June 3, illustrates the department’s concern regarding ties between the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and extremist Cuban émigré groups in South Florida.

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The moment ‘unarmed civilian was shot dead by an Israeli sniper’ as he desperately searched for his family (+ Video)


This is the harrowing moment a young Palestinian man was allegedly shot by an Israeli sniper in front of a camera crew helping him search for his family before being fatally shot again as he struggled to get up. The footage, which MailOnline can not independently verify, was captured by an activist from the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood of Gaza City.

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Syria and Rhetoric on Chemical Weapons


Damascus (Prensa Latina) The rhetoric about the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government pushes events toward a possible military aggression which, in the opinion of heads of state and political experts, could ignite the region. After the so-called armed opposition argued the authorities had used toxic agents on August 21, a virulent campaign was unleashed by the media and some Western capitals and the Middle East against Damascus, with threats preceding an almost imminent attack.

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Palestinian Neighborhood near Damascus Attacked


Damascus, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) A mortar attack on a Palestinian neighborhood of al-Yarmuk and strong blows to armed gangs in many places of Syria, especially in Aleppo province, characterize today the recent events in the country. Although the resignation by UN special envoy Kofi Annan, to mediate in the Syrian conflict and the reactions caused in many capitals of the world, was closely followed, confrontations in the northern province of Aleppo were the focus of major news programs.

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Sponsors of Terrorism: A U.S. List with anti-Cuban Tinge


Havana, Aug 1 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s inclusion for the twentieth time consecutive in the list of sponsors of terrorism that makes the United States unilaterally aims to justify the hostile policy of the White House against Havana.As before, since it inserted in 1982 this country in that list, Washington referred to the alleged support to foreign groups considered as terrorists, but only based on media reports.

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Florida fire, journalist harassment reflect special U.S. rules for Cuba

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Early on April 27, fire destroyed the Coral Gables, Fla., offices of Airline Brokers, a charter flight provider servicing Cuba and other countries. The Fire Department blamed arson.

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The Roads Leading to Disaster

The Roads Leading to Disaster

This Reflection could be written today, tomorrow or any other day without the risk of being mistaken. Our species faces new problems. When 20 years ago I stated at the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro that a species was in danger of extinction, I had fewer reasons than today for warning about a danger that I was seeing perhaps 100 years away.

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Murder in Paradise

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Bridgetown, Barbados. It was a peaceful Wednesday afternoon in Barbados 35 years ago. Dalton Guiller had just finished a round of waterskiing and was refueling his boat on shore when a roar in the sky startled him. A low-flying and apparently damaged airliner was fast approaching from the west toward the beach. “It didn’t look right. It was too low. I then saw the plane rise slightly, bank to the right and crash into the water: nose and wing first,” said Guiller.

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Emotional visit to Barbados for son of pilot of bombed Cubana plane

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Wilfredo Pérez Jr has mixed feelings about his trip to Barbados – on one hand he feels genuine sympathy and acceptance but on the other, the pain of reliving the worst day of his life. If the name sounds familiar to those who have first-hand knowledge of the events of October 6, 1976, then that is no coincidence. Pérez shares his name with the pilot of that fateful plane trip now known as the Cubana air disaster. He is in fact the son of that pilot, and he is here to take part in a week of activities in commemoration of that tragedy.