European Brigade to Visit Cuban Colonial City

Brigadistas from Russia, Spain, Greece, Portugal, France, and Belgium expressed their support for the Cuban Revolution. Photo: Karoly Emerson/ICAP

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 60 people, members of the 48th edition of the Jose Marti European Brigade, will visit this central city, said Raul Cardoso, delegate of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in the territory.

The 69 brigade members who will arrive in the afternoon of next Friday to this town, founded in 1514, come from 13 countries, including Spain, Russia, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Greece, Cardoso explained to Prensa Latina News Agency.

The activists will attend the central event on July 26, National Rebellion Day, in Santiago de Cuba, east of the Caribbean island, and on the 27th they will arrive in this province, according to the official.

In the eastern city, they will participate in the commemorative activities for the 65th anniversary of the assault on the Moncada barracks, in Santiago de Cuba, and Carlos Manuel de Cespedes, in Bayamo, Granma.

On Saturday, visitors will tour Sancti Spiritus, the fourth of the seven first towns founded by the Spanish conquistadors in Cuba, whose historic center is a National Monument, he added.

That same day, they will leave for the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, located in the western province of Artemisa, and then they will return to their respective countries, he said.

The brigade is named after the Cuban National Hero Jose Marti (1853-1895).

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