Confrontation Between Cubans / Rebeca Monzo
Rebeca Monzo, 16 April 2016 — The government of Cuba classifies the Bay
of Pigs as "the first defeat of imperialism in America"; this is a
fallacy. The Bay of Pigs (or Playa Girón as it is called in Cuba), was
merely a confrontation between Cubans that never should have happened.
A friend, who was married to one of the pilots who fought at the Bay of
Pigs, told me that the father of her children, after a few years,
disenchanted and irritated by the political situation that our country
was being subjected to, decided to resign his post and leave for the
United States, establishing himself in Miami. There he was reunited with
former compañeros who had also deserted, and they begin meeting with and
sharing friendly exchanges with some of those other pilots against whom
they had fought years earlier, but above all Cubans, feeling their
hearts beating for the same homeland, forgetting the differences that
had separated them.
One night, at one of the now common dinners where they exchanged
experiences, they were all seated at the same table, sharing rich Island
food, the pilot of my tory excused himself to go to the bathroom.
Moments later, a loud noise was heard, which made the host run to the
bathroom and he found his friend there, lying on the floor.
Solicitously, he held him in his arms, just moments before he died.
Many years of confrontations, disagreements, misunderstandings and smear
campaigns orchestrated by the regime on the island had to pass, so that
finally two Cubans who never should have been converted into enemies,
were forever united in an embrace.
Source: Confrontation Between Cubans / Rebeca Monzo – Translating Cuba -