HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (ACN) The Interreligious Foundation for the Community Organization Pastors for Peace is making progress in Mexico City in the preparations for its trip to Cuba as part of the 30th Friendship Caravan, 30 years after the birth in the United States of this initiative in solidarity with the Island, promoted by the Reverend Lucius Walker.
Walker's daughter, Gail, remains in charge of the Foundation and directs the new group of about 30 people who will leave on Tuesday the 25th for Havana and are camped in the shelters of the Francisco Villa organization in the Mexican capital, reported Prensa Latina.
Gail Walker confirmed that this Monday they will offer a press conference in which they will explain the objectives of this new initiative and will denounce the economic war against Cuba, which has been intensified under the administration of Donald Trump.
She recalled that in this new trip to Cuba, Pastors for Peace celebrates three decades since its first stay on the island, when it began its tours of U.S. locations, which since then have not ceased. On this occasion they began a journey on the 8th in New York that covered some 40 cities throughout the United States, on five different routes.
Upon her arrival in Mexico, the executive director of the Foundation stressed the importance of the work they do in advance in the U.S.
It's good to have new audiences, there are people who don't know much about Cuba and they like this kind of events. The goal is to educate people, tell them about the history of the project, but also explain why we continue with the initiative 30 caravans later, she said.
Walker pointed out that, as they have done since the beginning of the Caravan, the members of the organization ratify their rejection of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Cuba almost 60 years ago, and reaffirm their opposition to the travel restrictions that prevent Americans from freely visiting the neighboring country.
She also reiterated her commitment to continue working in solidarity with Cuba until Americans need licenses to visit the Caribbean country.