All photos by Bill Hackwell except where credited otherwise.
Cuba has been the target of right wing groups allowed to train and operate out of Florida for nearly a half century. Their record includes plane and hotel bombings and assassinations in Cuba, the US and other countries.
El Paso Texas, August 28, 2005 - Activists protest at the immigration hearing for Luis Posada Carriles. Images of the 73 victims of the terrorist bombing of the Cuban commercial airliner in 1976 are displayed by the gate to the court.
The sisters of Raymond Persaud who was a student from Guyana on his way to Cuba to study medicine when the Cubana airliner was blown up by a terrorist bomb.
Sharon Persaud sister of Raymond Persaud who was a student from Guyana on his way to Cuba to study medicine on the Cubana airliner blown in 1976 up by a terrorist bomb.
El Paso Texas, August 28, 2005 - Activists protest at the immigration hearing for Posada Carriles. Images of the 73 victims of the terrorist bombing of the Cubana airliner in 1976 are displayed by the gate to the court.
San Francisco, June 12, 2005 - Protest demanding the extradition to Venezuela of Posada Carriles, outside the federal courthouse
May 11, 2007 - Protestors demanding the extradition of Posada Carriles outside federal courthouse in San Francisco
Holguin Cuba, November 10, 2006 family members of the victims of the Cubana airliner blown up by a terrorist bomb in 1976 attend an international colloquium in support of the Cuban Five. Pictured in front is Odalys Perez daughter of Wilfredo pilot of the ill fated plane.
Giustino Di Celmo father of Fabio Di Celmo, the Italian tourist who was killed by a terrorist bomb in the Copacabana Hotel in Havana
2 thoughts on “Why Gather Information on Terrorists?”
Some contributors to Havana Times complain repeatedly of the difficulties of life in Cuba. Of course this is their right and, as the saying goes, “Who feels it, knows it.” But I ask myself, how do those persons feel about the injustices done to the “Cuban 5”? How do they feel about 50 years of relentless aggression against Cuba, in all forms? How do they feel about the innocent victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? How do they feel about police repression against civilians, that we see so often in the international news?
Life isn’t only about ourselves. The “Cuban 5” are an eloquent expression of courage, integrity and the spirit of self-sacrifice for the greater good. We can all learn to emulate their example by DOING something positive to change a little piece of our world.
I am very moved by these stories. Thanks for putting them in the Havana Times.
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