Victims of Attack on Cuban Embassy in Portugal Remembered

Lisbon, Apr 23. -The Cuba solidarity movement in Portugal paid tribute to two Cuban diplomats who died in a 1976 terrorist attack on the Cuban embassy.

The commemoration ceremony was held Friday at the Cuban embassy in Lisbon and led by Cuban Ambassador Eduardo Gonzalez.

On Apr. 22, 1976, Adriana Corcho and Efren Monteagudo died when a bomb went off in the doorway of one of the apartments that housed Cuban diplomatic offices.

The attack was part of a terrorist campaign carried out against Cuban embassies from 1974 to 1976, during which terrorist attacks were carried out against Cuban offices and personnel in 24 countries.

After paying tribute to the victims of the Lisbon attack, Gonzalez noted that it was one of a long list of acts of aggression against his country by counterrevolutionary groups with the financing and backing of the U.S. government.

While the mastermind behind many of those attacks, Luis Posada Carriles, freely walks the streets of Miami, five Cubans have been serving unjust sentences in U.S. prisons since 1998 for preventing these types of actions against their country.

The ceremony was attended by representatives of the Portugal-Cuba Friendship Association, the Portuguese Committee to Free the Five, and the Jose Marti Portuguese Association (APJM), along with Cubans resident in Portugal and diplomats. (Prensa Latina)