Pastors for Peace Announces Next U.S.-Cuba Friendship Caravan

The 21st United States-Cuba Friendship Caravan will tour 130 cities in the United States, Canada and Mexico starting next July 3rd to the 22nd.

According to the website of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization – IFCO/Pastors for Peace, the caravan will travel in school buses, trucks and cars along 13 different routes, visiting 130 U.S. and Canadian cities where they will educate people about the almost 50-year-old U.S. economic blockade on Cuba while collecting construction supplies and tools, medical supplies and equipment, educational and cultural supplies, to be donated to Cuba.

They announced that from Texas they will travel to Cuba via Mexico, without asking for or accepting a U.S. government license, as a disciplined collective challenge to the blockade and travel ban, and as ambassadors for a ‘people-to-people’ foreign policy based on mutual respect; and that when they return to the US, they will proudly declare their travel to Cuba and their opposition to the immoral blockade.

They also say it is the time to completely end the blockade, the travel ban, and all the measures aimed at starving the Cuban people into submission and overthrowing their government. They say the U.S./Cuba Friendship Caravan is one way to demonstrate that they no longer tolerate this cruel blockade.