«Last Hours of Camilo Cienfuegos» – Jaime Costa Chávez

«Last hours of Camilo Cienfuegos».

The content of this article is a translation of Chapter X of the book “The clarion plays at dawn”, (El clarín toca al amanecer), story told by Commander Jaime Costa Chavez about the last hours of Commander Camilo Cienfuegos. This book is banned in Cuba since it contains a direct accusation against Fidel Castro, who appears as the main responsible in Camilo’s death, something that government elite has always tried to hide from the people.

From the 37 chapters of the book, Chapter X is the only one that gives details on this sad page of our history, and as far as I know, the book was never translated to the English, but due to the importance of this fact, I decided to at least translate this chapter so the people may have an idea of the real story that hides behind the myth the Castro regime created to present it according to their purpose,  simply as an accident, when it was not more than a murder.

There is no reason why not to believe the author’s testimony, because the information he provided was enough to identify the exact spot where the killing took place, an airstrip in the middle of Ciénaga de Zapata, and although is was completely demolished, I think it would be impossible for Raúl Castro to deny its existence, because those involved in the crime left clues behind that made possible its discovery. It is evident that the remains of Camilo’s airplane were buried nearby, under the trees that were planted in the area with the intend to conceal the fact that an airstrip could have ever existed here.

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Fidel Castro; el Hombre que más Daño le Hizo a los Cubanos.

El presente artículo estará dedicado en su totalidad al discurso pronunciado por Fidel Castro el 21 de octubre de 1959 en la ciudad de Camaguey, adonde se vio obligado a ir para controlar la difícil situación creada por una carta hecha pública por Hubert Matos y que Fidel consideró como un acto de traición. En dicha carta Matos le pedía la renuncia de su posición en las fuerzas armadas, ante la visible penetración comunista entre las filas de la revolución, algo que consideraba un peligro por tratarse de ideales contrarios a los que habían alimentado al movimiento desde sus inicios, ideales democráticos muy bien definidos.  Creo que sean muy pocos los que hayan tenido la oportunidad de leer este discurso, y en Cuba muchísimo menos, por lo que siento como una obligación compartirlo por los tantos compatriotas que no tienen ni la menor idea de que existe.

 Fidel en Camaguey, 1959.

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