Remembered in Havana, the last journalist killed in Cuba

Havana, May 15 (Prensa Latina) The last journalist killed in Cuba before the triumph of the Revolution, Carlos Bastidas, was remembered here today on the occasion the 60 years of his death.

According to the first vice president of the Union of Journalists of Cuba, Aixa Hevia, after 60 years of the case of Bastidas, no communication worker has been murdered in the country, ‘which confirms the right to life as the main paradigm of the Cuban state’.

As part of the activities to pay tribute to the journalist killed in 1958 by the tyranny of Fulgencio Batista (1952-1958), a commemorative plaque was inaugurated today at the José Martí International Journalism Institute.

The tribute to Bastidas took place in the pantheon of the Veterans, in the capital Necrópolis de Colón, and was attended by the ambassador of Ecuador in Cuba, María Augusta Calle; his counterpart from Bolivia, Juan Ramón Quintana, and the president of the Latin American Federation of Journalists, Juan Carlos Camaño.

‘Carlos Bastidas fell in love with the Cuban Revolution,’ recalled combatant Teté Puebla, words reaffirmed by Roberto Bastidas, Carlos’ nephew.

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