Primero de Mayo International Brigade Starts Program in Cuba

300 activists from Latin America, Europe, Asia, Canada and the United States reaffirmed their solidarity with the Cuban people and their support for the Revolution.

Havana, April 23 (Prensa Latina) The 13th Solidarity International Brigade Primero de Mayo starts today a program which combines productive activities, visit to places of historical interest and the participation of the International Worker’s Day parade.

According to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with People (ICAP), the delegation is composed by 300 activists from 32 countries. They are going to be in the Caribbean island 15 days.

The International Brigade beside to attend the International Worker’s Day parade, they will also participate in the solidarity meeting scheduled the day after.

During its stay in the country, the activists will pay tribute to the student leader Julio Antonio Mella, to the heroic guerrilla Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and to Ignacio Agramonte, hero of the Cuban war of Independence, official sources from ICAP added.

The members of the brigade will also talk with workers and members of the mass organizations and they will visit educational and cultural centers in Havana and other provinces as Artemisia, Villa Clara and Camaguey, as well as attend lectures about the economic model’s updating and the challenges caused by the economic, financial and commercial blockade imposed to the Caribbean country since more than 55 years.

According to ICAP, the most numerous representatives are from Latin America (103 activists from 13 nations) and North America (76 from United Sates and 22 from Canada).

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