The death Tuesday of Orlando Zapata Tamayo reminds that in the struggle for Cuban liberty, there will never be a shortage of martyrs.
Today, we remember four others murdered because they chose to fight the Castro dictatorship with the full measure of their being. These Brothers to the Rescue — Armando Alejandre Jr, Mario de la Peña, Carlos Costa and Pablo Morales — died 14 years ago today when Cuban air force pilots shot down their two small planes flying in international air space.
Fourteen years later, justice has yet to be delivered to those responsible for their slaughter, and that of thousands of other Cubans.
It is their names, in the names of Alejandre, de la Peña, Costa, Morales and Tamayo, that the struggle will never cease until their goal — freedom for Cuba — is met.
Read more about the shootdown of the Brothers to the Rescue, here.
The Brothers to the Rescue memorial in Tampa.