Caracas Venezuela. —To this edition of the International Book Fair (Filven 2022), the Cuban writer José Luis Méndez brought several volumes threaded by a leitmotif: use and abuse of terrorism by the United States against revolutionary movements, in different years and latitudes .
Regarding these deliveries, the also researcher and university professor explained that Venezuela and the Cuban counterrevolution, 1959-2018, published by the publishing house El Perro y La Rana, includes three segments of mercenarism from Miami.
The work, in its first stage, from 1959-1976, concludes with the sabotage of a Cuban civilian plane over Barbados; then he reveals plans hatched from that crime and until the triumph of Hugo Chávez’s revolution; and then delves into the terrorist war against Cuba and Venezuela, from 1999 to 2018.
A brutal tool (terrorism), horrifying machinations as abject its authors and executors (the CIA and the Cuban counterrevolution in Miami), and the usual macabre obsession: assassinate the “bad example” that Cuba and Venezuela constitute; all this is exposed in the text, one of the 150 that integrates the sample of our country in the prestigious event.
Similar, documented revelations also appear in the Iran-Contra scandal, the Miami connection, whose pages prove that the US dirty war against Nicaragua and the national liberation movements in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, had in their arms executors of Cuban terrorists based in South Florida.
The origin or lair of criminals sponsored by the greatest international bandit in history are no different, whose souls appear just as they are: twisted, guilty, in Mercenaries in Africa, another title by José Luis Méndez, brought to this reading festival.
The work gives an account of the presence of the same terrorists in the Belgian Congo, immediately after decolonization.
In summary, public opinion is shown, on the one hand, “how the Cuban counterrevolution joined the Venezuelan, inside and outside this country, in an effort to defeat the revolutionary process here.” On the other, “the presence in operations at the service of the CIA, in different international scenarios, of Cuban counterrevolutionaries graduated from the US Army.”
“After the defeat at Playa Girón – the author adds – the US wondered what to do with the mercenaries. As of December 1962, they formed part of the so-called Cuban Units of the United States Army; a second invasion was being planned against Cuba, with more than 7,000 Cubans» inserted in the Yankee army.
“They selected the most ideologically identified with the US system, to train them at Fort Benning, where figures like Luis Posada Carriles come from.”
They used them in dissimilar settings: Vietnam, the Congo and Central American countries. “After Operation Condor, they reunited with Argentine advisors in Central America, from terrorist organizations with a seat, tolerance, blanket and shelter in US territory.”