Latin American Brigade Visits Cuban Province of Sancti Spiritus
SANCTI SPIRITUS, CUBA.- Members of the 17th Latin American and Caribbean solidarity-with-Cuba brigade visiting Sancti Spiritus highlighted today the meaning of the Cuban Revolution for the region.
Luz Helena Bernal, coordinator for the Colombian group in its told ACN that years ago Cuba was the only guiding light for the continent but noted that now other nations like Venezuela, Ecuador and Bolivia are fortunately following its example.
Helena Bernal, who is on her sixth trip to Cuba with the brigade, said the Cuban situation is quite distorted in her country and that the brigade helps spread the principles of solidarity and humanity they feel in Cuba through the Friends with Cuba Solidarity Committee, based in Cali.
To Roberto Payano, also with the nearly-100-member brigade, the Cuban people’s fighting nature and their hospitality are one of a kind.
“This is my fourth visit to Cuba. It is very rewarding to travel with friends from other countries and learn more about the social and cultural life of this people,” said Payano.
According to Cuban Friendship Institute official, Yamil Martinez Marrrero, the brigade is made up by friends from 10 nations among them Ecuador, Martinique, Colombia, Venezuela and Dominican Republic.
During their stay in the island, the brigade members do volunteer work on agricultural activities, have the opportunity to exchange with locals and bring small donations for the Cuban people.
In this province, the group will visit places of social and historical interest in the municipalities of Yaguajay, Trinidad and the city of Sancti Spiritus.
Source: Radio Rebelde