International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba will be held in Havana

Havana, Apr 21 (Agencies) Cuba will receive  180 activists from 15 countries, belonging to groups of friends who will participate in a new International Meeting of Solidarity with the Caribbean nation, and in activities for May Day.

According to the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), the visitors belong to the «Primero de Mayo» and «Ernesto Che Guevara» brigades, who will celebrate International Worker’s Day with the Antillean people.

The visitors will participate in the International Meeting of Solidarity with Cuba scheduled from April 30 to May 2, in which they will raise their voices against the blockade imposed by the US on the island for more than 60 years.

According to ICAP, both brigades are made up of 180 members, but this figure and that of the nations represented could rise due to requests for participation.

The «Primero de Mayo» group will have about 140 people from the United States, Brazil, South Africa, Germany, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Vietnam, among other countries.

On the other hand, the “Ernesto Che Guevara” brigade will bring together 35 Canadians, the source assured.

The program includes visits to the Fidel Castro Ruz Center and scientific institutions, exchanges with the population and representatives of organizations, as well as tributes to the heroes of Cuba in other provinces of the country.

The Caribbean nation will celebrate May Day again this year with the traditional parades in this capital and the main cities.

The authorities of the largest of the Antilles called for a day of activities of the trade union movement in salute to this anniversary, which will culminate with large marches, suspended in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.