HAVANA.- Cuba has condemned the terrorist attack perpetrated in Esmeraldas, Ecuador, and expressed its solidarity with the government and people of that South American country, through a declaration by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued today by Granma newspaper.

A car bomb exploded early Saturday next to the police station in San Lorenzo, in Esmeralda province, on the border with Colombia, and destroyed about 95 percent of the building and 28 people were slightly injured.

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba wishes a speedy recovery to the victims of this attack and reiterates Cuba's firm rejection and condemnation of all terrorist actions, methods and practices in all their forms and manifestations, whatever their motivations.

 This repugnant action contradicts the postulates of the Proclamation of Latin America and the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace, adopted by Heads of State and Government of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States during the second Summit held in Havana in January 2014, the Cuban Foreign Ministry stands out in its declaration published in Granma newspaper.