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Remembering the Santa Rosa of Lima Massacre

Via Uncommon Sense:

Remembering the Santa Rosa of Lima Massacre

6a00d8341c54f053ef014e5f85c0a9970c-320wi Former Cuban political prisoners Jorge Luis Gonzalez Tanquero and Jose Manuel Rodriguez, February 2011, Tampa, Fla.

Patriotic Cubans have been resisting the Castro dictatorship since the early days of the so-called revolution. And since the day it took power, the regime has responded with countless imprisonments and murders, spilling as much Cuban blood as necessary for it to stay in power.

One such response by the regime begand 49 years ago today, with what became known as the Santa Rosa of Lima Massacre, named after the Catholic saint whose feast day is observed each Aug. 30.

In the subsequent month or so, in the days leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis, numerous Cubans who had joined in a plot to kill Fidel Castro were rounded up.

At least 75 were executed by firing squads, and even more were imprisoned.

One of the latter was Jose Manuel Rodriguez, the father of my friend Patsy Feliciano.

Continue reading HERE.

1 comment to Remembering the Santa Rosa of Lima Massacre

  • Over 400 Cubans murdered by firing squad in a couple weeks in August 1962. Not one of the victims was even remotely associated with the Batista regime. In fact many had fought it. You will search "scholarly" and Cuba "expert" literature in utter, UTTER vain for any mention of this bloodbath.

    Unreal