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Bridges of Love travels from the US to Cuba with donations

Bridges of Love travels from the US to Cuba with donations

Washington, Aug 12 (Prensa Latina) The leader of Bridges of Love solidarity project, Carlos Lazo, announced today he is traveling from the United States to Cuba with donations of medicines and other necessary products to face the Covid-19 pandemic in the Caribbean nation .
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In a video posted on his Facebook profile, the activist shows the preparations to travel to Cuba with medicines, masks, food, sweets for children and even a wheelchair, articles collected thanks to the solidarity of residents in the northern country.

As explained by the Cuban-American professor, he would arrive in Havana this Thursday to deliver the shipment that will help Cuban families in the midst of the health and economic crisis, aggravated by the Washington blockade.

In addition, he announced the existence of a project called Bridges of Love Barrio Adentro, an initiative also dedicated to gathering supplies to help those most in need in Cuba.

Lazo and other activists carried out in July a two thousand kilometer hike from Miami, Florida, to the US capital and there they delivered at the State Department a petition to President Joe Biden to lift the sanctions on Cuba backed by more than 27 thousand signatures.

Solidarity actions like these arise while the northern nation takes advantage of the difficult economic situation in Cuba caused by the blockade and the health situation to promote a destabilization campaign, Cuban authorities have denounced.

In recent weeks, the Antillean country has received dozens of tons of humanitarian aid from friendly states, such as Russia, Mexico and Bolivia.

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