Guatemala apologises to Cuba for Bay of Pigs fiascoBreaking News
"Today I want to ask Cuba's forgiveness for having offered our country, our territory, to prepare an invasion of Cuba. It wasn't us, but it was our territory," Mr Colom said during a speech at the University of Havana.
He added that he wished to apologise "as president and head of state, and as commander in chief of the Guatemalan army".
About 1,500 Cuban exiles trained under CIA guidance in Guatemala before invading the island in April 1961 in an unsuccessful bid to overthrow Fidel Castro's communist government. The Bay of Pigs invasion ended after three days with about 100 invaders killed and another 1,000 captured by Cuban forces. John F Kennedy was president of the United States at the
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Raul A Garcia - 2/25/2009
Colom's ingratiation before the Stalinist is deplorable. No similar condemnation of the stalinist regime's massacres, imprisonments, tortures, police state, restrictions on human rights, aiding and abetting countless terrorists, discrimination against homosexuals and religious groups, censorship, economic mismanagement, etc. The heroic exile Cuban fighters are denigrated and their memory soiled. The long list of those that have gone to Havana and kneeled to the oppressors is testimony to the ignorance of too many.
Arnold Shcherban - 2/18/2009
When (if ever) do we hear one from the US government, which is directly responsible for aggression by proxy?
Ooops! I forgot: the Cuba is the one that has to apologize... for leaving US no choice, but to aggress.
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