Ecuadorians will travel this Sunday to Cuba to join the XXIX South American Brigade of Voluntary Work and Solidarity, which will bring together people from all over the island region to learn about Cuban reality firsthand.
The desire to learn from Cuba and exchange with its people are the motivations of Pablo de la Vega and Susana Peñafiel, who, from tomorrow, January 22 to February 4, will tour some provinces of the Caribbean country.
They brought a message from the Ecuadorian Coordinator of the Movement of Friendship and Solidarity with Cuba addressed to other participants and also to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), organizer of the Brigade.
The letter highlights the example of Cuba before Latin America and the world and recalls the historical relationship between the island and Ecuador: “almost a century and a half ago, Eloy Alfaro and José Martí met and started a relationship of permanent unity that extends to the present day. .”
The members of the brigade will see and understand with their own eyes the new situation that the country is experiencing, a complex situation whose basic cause is the strengthening of the blockade imposed by the United States for more than 60 years.
The Brigade is dedicated this year to the 92nd anniversary of the birth of Commander Camilo Cienfuegos, one of the heroes of Cuban independence.
During the two weeks, visitors will carry out voluntary work days as a contribution to the unity of the productive development of the island and will be able to visit places of historical, economic, cultural, and social interest in the provinces of Havana, Artemisa, Villa Clara, and Cienfuegos. .
They will also participate in activities in honor of the 171st anniversary of the birth of Cuba’s national hero, José Martí, such as the traditional Torch March.