Demand for Justice Raised in Cuba Around Murdered Afro-US Youth

HAVANA TIMES, April 4 — Participants at the International Nicolas Guillen Symposium and Festival of Music and Poetry on Tuesday called for justice in the case of the murder of Trayvon Martin, an African-American teenager who was killed in Florida by a racist vigilante.

US delegate Omari Musa said the growing economic crisis in his country has produced new varieties of semi-legalized racist gunmen.

The shooting death of Martin on February 26 by the white vigilante, George Zimmerman, has generated an international protest movement.

“We have the mission of making our contribution to Martin’s family with the participation of our delegates from the United States,” said Nicolas Hernandez Guillen, the president of the Nicolas Guillen Foundation, which is sponsoring the event.