Traditionally, the date is commemorated with a march to Havana’s Cristobal Colon Cemetery, to the Revolutionary Armed Forces pantheon.
At that site, a homage is paid to the 73 people who lost their lives aboard a Cubana de Aviacion airline on October 6, 1976, in the renowned Crime of Barbados, an act of sabotage organized by terrorists Luis Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch, both at the service of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
According to the document Demand of the Cuban people to the US government for economic damages, Washington’s covert operations began in 1959, and since then, thousands of sabotages have been organized, executed, and financed.
A long list of terrorist actions to harm Cuba has risen in these six decades, which includes, in addition to the economic, military, biological, psychological, diplomatic, media, and espionage attacks, attempts to assassinate leaders.
According to press reports, at least 3,478 people have died and 2,099 have been physically disabled for life as a result of Washington’s violent plans against the island.