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Posada Carriles Case, the Suffering of a Cuban Mother

Apr. 10, 2007
Reprinted from Cuban News Agency

Havana, April 10 (ACN) Dora Lidia Garzon, 75, is one of the Cuban mothers who have suffered since October 1976 when her son was killed along another 72 people on board a Cubana airliner, which was bombed in mid air off the coast of Barbados by orders of terrorist Luis Posada Carriles, just released on bond by a US judge in Texas.

The court decision caused deep pain in the old lady who lives in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba and who says that the only thing she wants to see before dying is that justice has been done in the case of Posada Carriles.

"What kind of manoeuvre by the US government will come next when Posada faces trial in May?"she sceptically asks because she knows what the US-based Cuban-American ultra-right terrorist organizations can do with pressure to get their own way. She also asks if those in charge of judging Posada Carriles have children and know what losing a full of life 19-year-old son means.

On August 11, 1976, Dora Lidia Garzon saw her younger son Jose Angel Fernandez for the last time. He was part of the Cuban national fencing team, which was travelling to Havana to take training for the fencing competitions scheduled to take place in Venzuela, in October of that same year.

She keeps memories alive as she explains that when seeing her son off at the airport she waved a white handkerchief as he had told her to. They did not know it was the last time they would wave goodbye to each other. Dora Lida was not even able to keep the medals her son won in Venezuela, since they lie on the sea bottom.

She won't even be able to celebrate her son's 50th birthday next September 15, like any other mother likes to do.

The judge at El Paso, Texas, did not know about Dora's suffering of course, while the pressure put on by the anti-Cuba forces and the protection offered by Washington to such an international terrorist have overthrown the forces of justice.


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