Friday, July 27, 2007

Reverse Travel Challenge Saturday July 28th!

Please alert your networks!

Reminder to our Friends and Supporters!

Our intrepid caravanistas have arrived safely in Mexico!

Tomorrow Saturday July 28th --The Caravan is scheduled to cross back into the US from Reynosa, Mexico into McAllen, Texas.

We successfully delivered 90 tons of humanitarian aid to our sisters and brothers in Cuba! This symbolic expression of love was a gift from more than 120 communities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

We were also privileged to witness the graduation of eight U.S. students from the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana!

Please be on alert in case we need to activate our emergency networks! We will be in touch if the Caravanistas need our assistance crossing back into the U.S.

And don't forget – the Venceremos Brigade will be challenging the travel ban to Cuba on the same day- different border—through Canada into Buffalo, New York.

Our supporters around the US continue to let their elected officials know about the pettiness of the US government's policies toward Cuba. We are preparing to mount yet another campaign to win the release of humanitarian aid destined for Cuba - now being detained at the Texas border.

We remind you of the reflection by Rev. Diane Baker of Dallas, TX: "Our caravans are like water dropping onto a rock. The rock may seem impenetrable, but we just keep on keeping on -- because the water always wins."

For the most up-to-date news about the Caravan go to our blog at:

Pastors for Peace is a project of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), which has been working for social justice since 1967. Photographs of the caravan are available at www.pastorsforpeace


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