US: Solidarity sentiment towards Cuba in Michigan

Washington, Feb 13 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Ambassador to the United States Lianys Torres confirmed on Monday, during a visit to Michigan, the people’s support for her country in their struggle to have Washington’s economic, commercial and financial blockade lifted.

The diplomat was received by a representation of Cuban residents and activists from the city of Detroit, Wayne County and Washtenaw, Felix Sharpe, president of the El Pan project, an organization whose mission is to eliminate the fence that for more than 60 years, Washington has imposed on Cuba, told Prensa Latina.

As part of his trip from February 8 to 10, Torres went to the University of Detroit and spoke with Professor Jelani Jefferson Exum, dean of the University of Detroit Law School, as well as with other renowned academics.

She also visited the Detroit City Hall, where the Cuban diplomat spoke to more than 50 guests from different social and political organizations; and where she was given the Spirit of the city of Detroit.

Torres also attended a panel discussion with members of the Democratic Socialists of America group.

The ambassador also participated in a meeting with representatives of the Michigan Agricultural Business Association, and with the director and some specialists from the Department of Agriculture of the State University.

Ambassador Torres, who was also received by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, had the opportunity to meet with activists and community leaders, such as Cheryl LaBash, who showed her solidarity and commitment to the Cuban people.


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