Workers of the Sol Palmeras hotel, in Varadero, are main characters from this Wednesday and until next Friday of a day of repudiation against terrorism, in rejection of actions of this nature that could cost the lives of several employees and guests of that facility, the result of the first mixed company created in Cuba.
Arnaldo Díaz Hiedra, general secretary of the Trade Union Bureau, told Radio 26 that in several special morning sessions they will speak out against genocidal demonstrations such as August 23rd, 1997, when a C-4 explosive of more than 65 grams exploded in the hotel, in an area where a waitress, a custodian and four Spanish tourists had just passed.
«As has happened in the last 22 years, we will meet again to reiterate our contempt for an action aimed at stopping the triumphant march of the Cuban leisure industry, something that we will not allow,» said the union leader.
Reports assure that in 1995 in this own installation they discovered a bomb that did not explode, but endangered the lives of hundreds of guests and employees. As in 1997, it was placed by a man hired and financed by Luis Posada Carriles and the Cuban American National Foundation.
Founded by Fidel Castro Ruz on May 10th, 1990, about 15 percent of the tourists at Sol Palmeras are repeaters, many of whom have returned 30, 35, 40 times, something closely linked to the performance of the employees themselves, who With their kind treatment they make visitors come back.
Canadians, Germans, English, Argentines, French are included in the list of the main foreign markets, visitors seduced by the quality in the provision of services and the star work of the staff of a collective where almost one hundred percent of the workers express their I wish to continue working in this installation.
From the same triumph of the Cuban Revolution (January 1st, 1959), counterrevolutionary elements supported by the United States government undertook terrorist actions against Cuba, which until this year show a balance of more than three thousand 478 dead and two thousand 99 disabled, in addition to countless economic damages.
The perfect target of these sabotages became tourism, a sector that in 1997 itself was the victim of almost a dozen acts of terror initiated in April by the Meliá Cohiba hotel, in Havana, and whose climate point was the bomb exploded on September 4th in the lobby of Copacabana, where 32-year-old Italian tourist Fabio Di Celmo lost his life.