Havana, Cuba.- Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel has recalled on Monday US air bombings on national territory almost 60 years ago and ratified the courage of the island”s people to confront imperial aggression.
Fifty-eight years ago US warplanes with fake Cuban flags bombed Cuba, in the prelude to the invasion of Bay of Pigs. A young man before dying wrote Fidel with his blood. Today, same lies and aggression on their part; We, with equal courage and fidelity, wrote the president in his Twitter account.
On April 15, 1961, enemy planes camouflaged with the insignia of the Revolutionary Armed Forces attacked the airport of Ciudad Libertad, the air base of San Antonio de los Baños and the airport of Santiago de Cuba.
This was the prelude to the invasion of Bay of Pigs, known by Cubans as the invasion of Giron Beach – a territory located in the southern coast of Matanzas province- where an armed brigade, trained and transported by the United States landed on Cienaga de Zapata (swamps) on April 17, 1961.
After 60 hours of hard fighting, the mercenaries were defeated and surrendered at Playa Giron at dusk on the 19th and this action represented the first major defeat of Imperialism in Latin America.