April 29th, 2008
I have translated a few key paragraphs of Raul Castro’s speech before the VI Plenary Session of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba:
Our enemies fomented dozens of bands of insurgents which brought mourning to our people; they assassinated young literacy teachers and peasants; they launched piratical attacks; they sabotaged the principal sectors of the economy and developed hundreds of assassination attempts against our leaders, especially against the Chief of our Revolution.
It would be ingenuous and irresponsible to renounce to the dissuasive effect of the death penalty against the true mercenary terrorists who are at the service of the empire, because it would put in danger the life and security of our people.
In all these years, there have been 713 terrorist acts against Cuba, 56 of them since 1990, organized and financed from American territory, with a toll of 3,478 deaths and 2,099 injured.