Telling the story of the “13th of March” massacre

“I slept fitfully many nights, could imagine the panic of the parents trying to save their children, the shock they must have all felt at what was happening, the force of the water jets pushing some to sea, weakened until they drowned, the moments the boat sank with the people banging to get out, trapped under the deck, knowing they would die. I could see the faces in the photos in the last thoughts I had before falling asleep exhausted and then would wake up all of a sudden the next morning, not rested at all, and see them again in my mind.” — The Cuba Archive’s Maria C. Werlau, describing how she was affected by her research into the “The Tugboat Massacre of July 13, 1994.”

Read the rest of my interview with Werlau here.

1 thought on “Telling the story of the “13th of March” massacre”

  1. I know it’s obvious, but it doesn’t hurt to repeat it: If the exact same atrocity had been committed by a right-wing regime, the MSM would have gone after it like hungry sharks after blood. All hell would have broken loose. Hollywood celebrity types would have been competing with each other as to who could scream bloody murder the loudest. The media would never have left the topic alone and would still be talking about it, certainly every time the anniversary came up. Very sad but very true.

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