Book on Anti-Cuba Terrorism Launched in New York

Book on Anti-Cuba Terrorism Launched in New YorkUnited Nations, Mar 17. -The book "Voices from the Other Side: An Oral History of Terrorism against Cuba" (Huellas del terrorismo: sus víctimas hablan), by Canadian journalist Keith Bolender, was launched at the offices of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations.

The book covers the history of over 50 years of terrorist actions against Cuba, unknown to U.S. citizens, Bolender said, explaining the contents of his book.

Through the testimony of the victims, the book details a series of attacks carried out since immediately after the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

It also recounts the hundreds of terrorist actions perpetrated in the island or abroad, among them the explosion of the French freighter La Coubre in 1960, and the mid-flight sabotage of a Cubana de Aviacion aircraft over Barbados in 1976.

The enemies of Cuba have spared no efforts in their actions, applying an economic, trade and financial blockade, trying to isolate the island, and enacting the Helms-Burton and Cuban Adjustment laws, the Canadian reporter said.

They also sponsored plots to assassinate the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and other Cuban leaders and officials inside and outside the country, the author stated.

Bolender noted that terrorist Luis Posada Carriles was the mastermind behind the explosion of the Cuban airliner in Barbados and is currently on trial in the United States, but only for immigration-related crimes.

Other violent events recounted in the book are the murder of teachers, germ warfare, and bombing attacks on Cuban hotels.

Bolender highlighted the case of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998 for reporting on plans for violent actions against Cuba by terrorist groups based in U.S. territory. (Prensa Latina)