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Cuba executes top military officers

Four army officers were sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the Castro government in July 1989. Critics said it was a show trial of opponents of Fidel Castro.

Four army officers were sentenced to death for drug trafficking by the Castro government in July 1989. Critics accused the communist authorities of carrying out a show trial of opponents of President Fidel Castro. In 2016, Mike Lanchin spoke to Ileana de la Guardia, daughter of one of the four men executed.

Photo: Col Antonio de la Guardia and his daughter Ileana, Cuba 1986 (AFP)

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