Resilience of the Cuban people highlighted in Ecuador

Quito, Feb 17 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian friends of Cuba highlighted the resilience that the people of the island maintain, despite the obstacles of the blockade imposed by the United States.

In a virtual conversation, organized by the Unitierra University, lawyer and activist Veronica Naranjo told her experience after a recent visit to the Caribbean nation as part of the XXIX South American Brigade of Volunteer Work and Solidarity with Cuba.

She described her stay in the Antillean country as personally and humanly rewarding, and commented on how many people told her before leaving for Havana that she would be “brainwashed” there.

However, it was quite the opposite, as we were able to learn first-hand about the political system in Cuba, an example of citizen participation and respect for human rights, as well as the security in its streets, Naranjo said.

She also referred to the negative impact of the blockade on the health system, something she was able to see together with the rest of the brigadiers with a visit to a hospital in the Cuban capital.

However, she stressed that “they are a people aware of their reality, convinced of their Revolution, of extreme human quality, ethics, resilience, resistance, and fighting capacity”.


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