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The 138 black flags in Havana

Posted February 13, 2006 by publisher in Cuba Politics.
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People’s Daily Online

Cuban President Fidel Castro attended the event outside the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, Cuba on Feb. 6. Hundreds of Cubans hoisted 138 huge black flags bearing a white star in front of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana to mourn for the victims of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, a 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner, a string of Havana hotel blasts in the late 1990s, and other events they blame on the United States on that day.


Cuban students hold photographs of victims of the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner, a string of Havana hotel blasts in the late 1990s, and other events they blame on the United States while standing underneath black flags outside the US diplomatic mission in Havana Feb. 6, 2006. Cuba hoisted 138 huge black flags bearing a white star in front of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana, blocking an electronic sign streaming news and political messages on that day. Many Cubans observed a minute of silence for the victims from events such as the Bay of Pigs invasion and the bombing of a Cuban plane while standing underneath black flags outside the US diplomatic mission in Havana Feb. 6.


Huge flag poles with 138 black flags, each centered with a white star, block an electronic sign beaming messages from the facade of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana February 6, 2006.

Member Comments

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On February 13, 2006, publisher wrote:

TEST IN COMMENTS

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On February 14, 2006, csw wrote:

seems like a win for Cuba….flag and its potent design could become a new international symbol on the anti-imperialist circuit.

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On February 16, 2006, publisher wrote:

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Take a look here

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On February 21, 2006, Lisa wrote:

I was in Havana on Feb. 16 and was very impressed when I rounded the tip of the Malecon to see this unique public installation.  The sound of the flags flapping in the wind matched with the grandeur of the massive flags, made a lasting impression.  Vive Cuba Libre!

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On November 10, 2007, RONALD PETERSON wrote:

Besides the impressive 138 black flags, 138 loudspeakers voicing and blasting the soundless voices of the victims of US terroristic atrocities at 3.am in the morning, likewise what the Americans did when they invaded Noriega’s Panama, when he, Noriega, sought refuge in the Vatican’s diplomatic mission, my strategy is tit for tat, butter for fat! LONG LIVE FIDEL, DOWN WITH A SCOUNDREL LIKE BUSH! VIVA CUBA LIBRE DE LOS YANQUIS!

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On October 22, 2008, Rodolfo Mayor wrote:

Haha. PETER ROBINSON says “LONG LIVE FIDEL”  Buddy, let me buy you a one way ticket to Cuba - I’m pretty sure you don’t live there - my family does and that’s because they haven’t been able to live.

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On October 22, 2008, Rodolfo Mayor wrote:

leave*

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On October 26, 2008, Erick Mendez wrote:

Screw Fidel and Bush.  Both are liberals who want the government to dictate.  These falgs remind me of the post-9/11 memorials.  I see it the same way just without the propaganda speakers.  I do not understand why people do not read about the US helping dictators for years around the world, or why they don’t read about how Fidel lied to his people, and his brother still does it for him.  Both these countries’ policies are hurting freedom and our people.  I have a last few words for both governments, down with the embargo, down with tariffs, down with Communism and down with the CIA and many other neoconservative/liberal nutshells. 

THE HELL WITH FULGENCIO BAUTISTA, FIDEL CASTRO and his hermano, THEODORE ROOSELVELT, the BUSH FAMILY, WOODROW WILSON, and any other COLD WAR PRESIDENT and IMPERIALIST, todos pal carajo!!!

PETER ROBINSON, I suggest you do much more reading because this country’s left and right are circulating too much propaganda; and Cuba’s left is as well.

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On October 26, 2008, publisher wrote:

Erick,

Please stay on topic.

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On October 26, 2008, Erick Mendez wrote:

“Besides the impressive 138 black flags, 138 loudspeakers voicing and blasting the soundless voices of the victims of US terroristic atrocities at 3.am in the morning, likewise what the Americans did when they invaded Noriega’s Panama, when he, Noriega, sought refuge in the Vatican’s diplomatic mission, my strategy is tit for tat, butter for fat! LONG LIVE FIDEL, DOWN WITH A SCOUNDREL LIKE BUSH! VIVA CUBA LIBRE DE LOS YANQUIS! “

tell me this not off topic? 

I’m responding to the previous posts.