The visit, which includes part of his cabinet working for the unity of the country, aims to promote dialogue and understanding between the citizens of the two countries.
The delegation toured the Sculpture Complex Museum and learned about the work and life of the American Guerrilla, as well as the meaning of Che’s items that are on public display there.
John Hamilton, mayor of Bloomington, Indiana, in the United States since January 2016 and a member of the Democratic Party, explained that this meeting has great significance in strengthening the relationship between the two countries and thanked for the hospitality received.
Ready René Armas Álvarez, director of the Ernesto Ché Guevara Sculptural Complex, welcomed the unity group and expressed the importance of unity between the two peoples.
The tour was led by Dilky Ponce Expósito, first secretary of the Party of Santa Clara; Osmany García López, president of the Municipal Assembly of People’s Power; authorities of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the People; and the government of the territory.
In the next few days, the delegation will visit places of economic and social interest in Santa Clara, including the Marta Abreu de Las Villas Central University, the Fire Station, the Provincial Center for Artistic Education, and Mejunje.
The twins started in 1997, after the visit of the North American mayor and his wife to Che’s city. Since then, they have held a demonstration to call for the end of the blockade of Cuba on the last Sunday of the month at noon in Courthouse Square at Kirkwood and Walnut, and they also developed discussions and meetings for this purpose.
During the years that Lima was imprisoned in the United States, CUBAmistad was an active unity and campaigning entity. Its members welcome Fernando González’s family every time they visit him in the Indiana prison, where he was held for a while.