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Bruno Rodríguez recalls attack on Cuban Embassy in Portugal in 1976



Havana, Apr 22 - On April 22, 1976, a terrorist attack against the Cuban Embassy in Portugal blinded the lives of Adriana Corcho and Efrén Monteagudo, members of our foreign service, the Cuban Minister of Foreign Relations recalled today on Twitter.

Regarding the date, the chancellor stressed that revolutionary diplomacy pays tribute to its martyrs, faithful to the principles and their legacy.

“On April 22, 1976, a terrorist attack against @ embcubaportugal blinded the lives of Adriana Corcho and Efrén Monteagudo, members of our foreign service. Revolutionary diplomacy pays tribute to its martyrs, true to its principles and its legacy,” he tweeted.

Every year members of the Cuban diplomatic missions pay tribute to Adriana Corcho and Efrén Monteagudo, victims of an attack that destroyed the facilities of the Cuban Embassy in Lisbon.

The Cuban Foreign Ministry refers that the terrorist act was part of a wave of more than 150 attacks against diplomatic missions and Cuban targets in more than 20 countries.

It points out that between 1975 and 1976, the campaign included the detonation of explosives at the diplomatic headquarters of Cuba in Peru, Mexico, New York and other places, as well as the explosion during fkight of a Cubana de Aviación plane on October 6, 1976.

Faced with the barbarism of this action, a wave of solidarity arose in Lisbon with the Cuban people. Like Candeias, hundreds of Portuguese immediately gathered outside the embassy to express their rejection of the crime and in support of the Cubans, reports the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry. (Text and photo: ACN)