Activists from U.S. and Peru Admire Cuban People’s Strength

U.S. activist Aida Horwitt spoke to Prensa Latina about the importance of unity among all peoples of the world, and regretted the effects of the blockade that the United States’ government has imposed on Cuba for more than five decades.

Havana, May 1 (PL) Members of the 13th International May 1st Solidarity Brigade have expressed their admiration for the Cuban people, who are celebrating today the International Workers” Day in an inclusive and democratic society.

From town to town, it is very important that people have the opportunity to get to know each other. We can communicate and have fellowship with everyone, the U.S. activist Aida Horwitt told Prensa Latina.

After talking about the importance of unity among all peoples of the world, Horwitt regretted the effects of the blockade that the United States’ government has imposed on Cuba for more than five decades.

The blockade has made the Cuban people stronger, because they have had to overcome many obstacles, said the brigade member, who mentioned the difficulties to purchase some medicines as one of the most terrible effects of this unilateral measure.

For his part, Juan Sandoval arrived from Peru eager to learn about the resistance of Cubans to the siege imposed by Washington on Havana for more than 50 years.

Cuba has taught us about its strength over the years, noted Sandoval, who highlighted the work by Cuban farmers, who humbly cultivate the land and defend values like honesty, fairness and justice.

Comprised of almost 300 activists, the 13th International May 1st Solidarity Brigade began an intensive agenda in Cuba one week ago, which includes attending parade on the International Workers’ Day in Havana.

The visitors are also doing productive work in several regions of the country and are touring the provinces of Villa Clara and Camagüey.

As part of their stay in Havana, the activists from Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States will participate at an international solidarity meeting, scheduled for Wednesday at Havana’s Conference Center.

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