En este momento estás viendo U.S. brigade members condemn restrictions to visit Cuba (+Photos)

U.S. brigade members condemn restrictions to visit Cuba (+Photos)

The solidarity brigade Venceremos ratifies in its 51st edition, passing through Camagüey, the purpose of eliminating the restrictions imposed by the blockade of the U.S. government to the citizens of that nation, to visit Cuba and get to know its reality.

The United States says that we have a freedom like no other country, but that is not true, because in many aspects of life we are limited and one of them is the opportunity to come to Cuba and appreciate with our own eyes the ways of doing things in different sectors of society, said Lesly Calle, a young member of the solidarity group.

Very happy to travel for the first time to the island, Calle, who works at a university in New York, stressed to the press the great connection of the people and the pride in their history, their country and the Cuban Revolution, which is a bond that unites many to continue fighting, she said.

Regarding the stay during the day of celebrations for the 64th anniversary of the revolutionary triumph in January, she said that it has been nice to see even children learning about the Revolution, and in every sector of social and economic life they know and show this history.

She exemplified the impact of the work led by Fidel Castro since 1959, seen in the work of education, agriculture, the army, in culture and art.

Every year the brigade demonstrates the objective of confronting the fear of the United States that we know about Socialism and other economic alternatives, to which we come to Cuba, without creating problems, but with the spirit of creating opportunities so that other people can do it, she explained.

I want to go back and I am happy to bring this message to my family and to my students who do not know much about Socialism, she said.

Lesly and the 71 members of the Venceremos brigade were today in the Tínima organoponic garden, in this city, where they participated in weeding and plucking the beds that are being prepared for the planting of vegetables for the consumption of the population.

The visitors were accompanied by workers of that entity, representatives of the branch of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples in Camagüey and of the territorial delegation of Agriculture.

Boa Amenero, another of the brigadistas, from Utah, a state in the western part of the United States, emphasized, among what has impressed him most, how people are more connected to each other in their work and in the community, the sincere character of Cubans, and to see that they do not stop in their efforts to produce, despite the various effects of the blockade.

He also pointed out that during his stay in Cuba he learned about the existence of the Latin American School of Medicine, where young people from different parts of the world, including North Americans, can study.

The son of parents whose business is barely enough to survive, pointed out that in the United States he does not have the opportunity to go to university, due to his and his family’s low income.

The U.S. friends are holding exchanges in Camagüey in sites of historical and cultural interest of this patrimonial city, as well as they are planning a visit to the Provincial Pediatric Hospital Eduardo Agramonte Piña.

The Venceremos brigade arrived in Cuba on December 27 at Holguin airport, and then its members went to Santiago de Cuba, where they also carried out several activities.

Created in 1969, the initiative promotes that young Americans learn about the social transformations in the largest of the Antilles, in defiance of the restrictions imposed by the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the U.S. government for more than 60 years.

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