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The 35th Anniversary of Cubana Bombing Tragedy off Barbados Print E-mail

By Rickey Singh

Trinidad Express, October 2, 2011

THURSDAY will mark the 35th anniversary of the horrific bombing of a Cubana passenger aircraft off Barbados that killed all 73 people on board in what has been documented as the single worst human tragedy in the history of the Caribbean region to result from international terrorism linked to anti-Cuba operatives trained by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The government of Cuba and its embassies in Barbados and Guyana will have varying activities to commemorate the victims of that unprecedented crime in Caribbean air space in which the collaborators involved those who had boarded the Cubana flight at Piarco International Airport in Trinidad and Tobago.

Cuba: 35th Anniversary of the Barbados Crime Print E-mail

Monday, 03 October 2011

On October 6th, 1976, an aircraft filled with 73 happy passengers departed from Seawell airport in Barbados at 5:15pm. Eight minutes later the joy and laughter of a group of young athletes came to an end when a terrible explosion practically broke the Cubana DC-8 airliner in half and the odyssey of the Barbados Crime began in Flight 455.

The first bomb that initiated the plane´s destruction went off in the economy section of the aircraft. While the maneuvers of the Cubana airliner over the Barbados beaches were performed by the pilot in an attempt to descend over an unpopulated region, terrorists Freddy Lugo and Hernan Ricardo Lozano quickly left the Seawell airport to the US embassy and later from their hotel, called Caracas to speak to self confessed assassin Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, the masterminds behind the terrorist action.

Terry Fox’s Cuban Legacy Run Resonates with Cubans Because It Reflects Their Values Print E-mail

By PHILIP THERIAULT (Chronicle Herald)

Sat, September 17 - 4:55 AM

A Cuban family sits on the steps of the Capitol Building in Havana near the starting line of the 2010 Terry Fox Run. Their home-made sign reads “Cuba X Terry” (Cuba loves Terry).

Tomorrow, all across Canada, upwards of a million Canadians will participate in the Terry Fox Run, as they have done since Sept. 13, 1981. Now, 30 years later, runs are held in many nations at various times of the year.

U.S. economic damage to Cuba amount to $975 billion Print E-mail

October 25: UN vote on resolution demanding the end of this unjust policy


THE damages caused by the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba totaled $975 billion through December 2010, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Abelardo Moreno on September 14.

During a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the presentation of Cuba’s report to the UN General Assembly on Resolution 63/7 on the need to end this policy, Moreno explained that the figure takes into account the depreciation suffered by the dollar in relation to the price of gold on the international market since 1961, which was very high in 2010.

Assembly of First Nations Honours Miguel Alfonso Martinez, Cuban Specialist on Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print E-mail

In a moving ceremony 12 July 2011, during its 32nd Annual Assembly in Moncton NB, the Assembly of First Nations conferred the inaugural Treaty Rights Recognition award on the late Miguel Alfonso Martinez.

In presenting the award, National Chief Shawn Atleo underscored the invaluable contribution made by Miguel Alfonso to the defence of the rights of indigenous peoples around the globe, particularly the affirmation of rights established under various treaties. National Chief Atleo further outlined the profound respect and esteem with which Mr. Alfonso was held by indigenous peoples across the world. A Mi'kmaq elder then performed a song written in Mi'kmaq to specifically honour the memory and contribution of Mr. Alfonso. In receiving the award on behalf of her late husband, Portia Sigelbaum emphasized Mr. Alfonso's dedication to the cause of indigenous peoples, describing his many journeys around the world to talk directly to communities, including those in the Canadian north.


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