The 23rd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is expected to arrive here Saturday, July 21 after having toured the US and Canada to collect humanitarian aid for the Cuban people and expose the damage inflicted on the island by the US economic blockade.
After covering nine different routes across North America, the caravan will arrive in McAllen, Texas on Thursday to later ship the humanitarian cargo to Havana, from the Mexican port of Tampico, PL news agency reported.
The humanitarian cargo includes items for the sectors of health, education and sports, which have been severely damaged by the over-50-year US blockade.
The Pastors for Peace Caravans were originally launched by the US Reverend Lucius Walker, who passed away in 2010, in an effort to help the Cuban people and express their rejection of the US unilateral and extraterritorial measure through civil disobedience actions. Pastors for Peace say their only license to travel to Cuba is Love.
Over the past 20 years, the humanitarian organization has brought to Cuba school buses, medications, computers, school items and other aid badly needed on the island.
The activists will tour Havana on 23 school buses as a symbol of the 23rd humanitarian caravan and will pay tribute to Reverend Walker.
Taken from AIN