Pastors for Peace return to Cuba July 24

After visiting 65 cities in Canada and the United States, the 25th Pastors for Peace caravan will arrive in Havana July 24 and remain through August 3, during which time it will participate in various solidarity activities in support of the Cuban people.According to Radio Habana Cuba, the group will once again donate tons of humanitarian aid, which on this occasion includes four vehicles and medical supplies, difficult to obtain in Cuba due to the economic blockade imposed on the country for more than 50 years by the U.S. government.

Pastors for Peace Co-director, Gail Walker, stated that she is happy to show U.S. authorities that the world is opposed to their unjust and immoral policy, adding that the Caravan is taking place at a special moment, when U.S. public opinion favors normalization of relations with Cuba, ending of the blockade, and releasing the remaining members of the Cuban Five, three anti-terrorists who are still serving unjust sentences in U.S. prisons.

This year the Caravan will be dedicated to Cuban youth, and will participate in the July 26 National Day of Rebellion celebrations, in the eastern province of Artemisa.

Participants will place a floral wreath by the plaque situated in the José Martí Anti-Imperialist Tribunal, opposite the Havana Malecón, commemorating Reverend Lucius Walker (1930-2010), leader of Pastors for Peace, social activist, human rights advocate and tireless fighter against Washington’s criminal economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba.

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