Monday, July 23, 2007

Subversive Cargo of Love

Pastors for Peace Caravan Arrives in Cuba

The 18th Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba arrived in Havana on Thursday. The group brought with them their “subversive cargo of love” in a direct challenge to the nearly half century US blockade of Cuba.

Around 140 members of the caravan organized by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), with a large number of young people, toured 127 cities in the United States and Canada to gather 90 tons of humanitarian aid.

The donations are mainly to support Cuba’s programs for the elderly and “its achievements in increasing the life expectancy of its people,” said Rev. Tom Smith, who heads the delegation.

Smith told the press he is happy to be in Cuba and said that the cargo shipment will soon arrive from the port of Tampico, Mexico. He said it includes surgical materials, X ray equipment, walking aids and computers, among other articles.


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