On his Twitter account, the Cuban leader wrote, ‘We thank the brotherly Nicaraguan people and its president, Daniel Ortega, for the valuable solidarity cargo of food for our people, which arrived at the Mariel port on the Sandino ship. Thank you #Nicaragua for the invariable solidarity. #CubaNoEstaSola.’
The day before, the second donation from Nicaragua arrived at the port of Mariel, in western Artemisa province, on board the Augusto Cesar Sandino ship.
The new shipment consists of 549 tons of red beans and 28,812 gallons of vegetable oil.
The 729-ton cargo of food left from the port of Arlen Siu, 292 kilometers from Managua, the Nicaraguan capital, last Friday.
Cuba is facing a complex epidemiological and economic situation due to the resurgence of the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, and the unprecedented tightening of the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade.
In this scenario, the solidarity and donations from governments, organizations, friendship groups and Cuban residents abroad, contribute to the fight against the pandemic.