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Cubans in Bolivia reaffirm importance of unity and solidarity

La Paz, Oct 21 (Prensa Latina) Faced with a call for solidarity, the community of Cuban residents in Bolivia on Saturday reaffirmed with concrete actions the meaning of that feeling and the unity that characterizes them when facing difficulties.

A national television station reported the death of 45-year-old María del Carmen Pompa, born in the city of Bayamo, in eastern Cuba, apparently the victim of suicide.

The information added that Pompa lived in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, the capital of that department, alone with a 10-year-old daughter, which immediately activated her compatriots from all over Bolivia through social networks.

An Internet user named Cobos proposed an account number with a QR code and the initiative to make voluntary deposits to finance the amount of the corresponding funeral service, which was completed in 30 minutes.

Another surfer identified as “a humble Cuban” published a message on the Internet addressed to all of his compatriots.

“Dear brothers and sisters, what happened yesterday in half an hour demonstrates the power of unity and solidarity,” the message states.

The text contains the request “to each of you” to reflect and think that this case could have been avoided if the person had asked for help.

“Our community is made up of professionals from all branches, doctors, psychologists, educators, engineers and people willing to help when needed,” he added.

Never feel alone. We don’t know each other personally, but if you feel like you can’t take it anymore, ask for help. There will always be someone willing to help, the writing concludes.

Asked about this by Prensa Latina, the president of the Association of Cuban Residents in Bolivia until last Saturday, Orietta Hernández, emphasized that solidarity is the fundamental quality of her compatriots wherever they are.

She highlighted as two important and very illustrative moments the mobilizing effort in 2022 to send aid to the homeland during the disasters that occurred at the Saratoga Hotel, in Havana, and at the Supertanker Oil Base, in the western province of Matanzas.