Pastors for Peace Caravan, Five Days to Arrive in Cuba
Havana, July 16 (RHC) The 23rd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is just five days from arriving on the island as activists continue to collect humanitarian aid on their way to the Mexican border.
Nine caravans with the humanitarian project, which traveled across the U.S. and Canada, will converge in McAllen, Texas, to cross the border in Tampico, Mexico, from where they will ship the cargo to Havana, according to PL news agency.
The humanitarian aid includes items destined to the Cuban sectors of sports, healthcare and education, which have received the direct impact of the over-50-year economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba.
For the past 20 years, the Pastors for Peace initiative led by the Reverend Lucius Walker, who died in 2010, has been committed to breaking the US blockade. The activists have brought medications, school buses, computers and other necessary items.
Hundreds of activists have visited the island over the past years as part of the project, which declares that the only license they have to travel to Cuba is love.
During their stay on the island the caravanistas will tour Havana city on 23 school buses that were previously donated to Cuba, and they will pay homage to Reverend Walker, founder of the Pastors for Peace Caravans, during a rally at the anti-imperialist tribune on Havana’s seafront drive.