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Martyrs of Barbados Memorial Refurbished in Las Tunas

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Martyrs of Barbados Memorial Refurbished in Las TunasLAS TUNAS, Cuba, Oct 5 (acn) Construction workers are working hard in the total restoration of the Martyrs of Barbados Memorial at the home where Carlos Leyva Gonzalez was born and lived, one of the victims of the bombing of a Cubana airliner on October 6th, 1976.

Museum expert Alizabeth Avila told ACN that the walls will be replaced with a replica of the structure of wood and original colors.

Belonging to the Culture Directive in the municipality of Las Tunas, the Memorial exhibits in one of its rooms, the fuselage of the aircraft downed over the coasts of Barbados as proof of the crime orchestrated by the Cuban born terrorist Luis Posada Carriles.

When the enormous reparation is concluded, the center will reopen its doors with the photos of the 57 Cubans that died in the terrorist act, among the crew and fencers that were returning to the island after winning the Central American Youth competitions in addition to 16 foreigners that were also traveling in the aircraft.

Personal objects, uniforms and fencing protection gear of Carlos Leyva and Leonardo McKenzie, another local from Las Tunas victim of the terrorist attack is part of the museum's heritage.

The Martyrs of Barbados is also identified by having an original steel sculpture Our Dead Rising its Arms, donated to the institution by Juan Heznart.

 

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