Félix García was intercepted driving his car and was shot at by Remón. When his car crashed into another approaching from the opposite direction, the killer left his vehicle and fired at him again.
Cuban government condemnation of the act emphasized the impunity of action in U.S. territory of these counterrevolutionary groups, which masterminded countless attacks on the country’s representatives to the UN. The same impunity continues today on American streets.
Remón, with a lengthy terrorist record against Cuban targets, and an accomplice of Luis Posada Carriles in the planned assassination attempt of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro in Panama, on November 18, 2000, was arrested there and later pardoned by ex-president Mireya Moscoso. Among other crimes, he is also responsible for the murder on April 28, 1979 of Cuban Carlos Muñiz Varela, resident in Puerto Rico, for his active relations with the island of his birth.
Félix García Rodríguez is recalled for his simplicity, originality, innate warmth, many skills, overflowing generosity and sense of human solidarity.
In addition to the Cuban people’s condemnation of these cowardly acts of aggression perpetrated by mercenaries in the service of U.S. imperialism, his massive funeral in Cuba was marked by the righteous anger of everyone who knew him.
The Revolution ran through his veins and everything that he did was governed by the principles which he had embraced for life.
This is the example left us by Félix: an untiring worker, upright conduct and constant combativeness.