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July 13, 1994: The day that the Castro government murdered 37 Cubans

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Another year and another anniversary.   

My friend Alberto de la Cruz, Managing Director of Babalu, reminded us of this massacre by posting the photos of the victims.

Over at PanAm Post, John Suarez related the events of that terrible day:

“In the early morning hours of July 13, 1994, 37 men, women, and children were killed by government agents seven miles off the Cuban coast, as they sought to travel to freedom on board the “13 de Marzo” tugboat.

Eleven of these Cubans were children, ranging in age from Helen Martínez Enríquez — just five months old — to Mayulis Méndez Tacaronte, aged 17.”

It was not an accident, as the Cuban official media said.   It was a premeditated attack on Cubans choosing to leave the island.

We remind you that the two men responsible for this massacre are living in the island of Cuba.   In fact, the younger brother just sat down and watched a baseball game with President Obama a few months ago.

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July 14, 2016 at 11:18 am