NO MORE BLOCKADE!
Pollsters report again and again that the majority of people in the U.S. oppose the U.S. economic, financial and commercial blockade of Cuba. Let’s show it! Join the twitter campaign on Monday, April 17.
#NoMasBloqueo and let the current president know, too, @POTUS
Find an IFCO/Pastors for Peace caravan meeting in your area. Show your solidarity. Find information at CubaCaravan2017.org
Has your City Council or State Legislature passed a resolution telling Congress it is time to end the blockade? Already five City Councils took this step. What about yours?
And tell the world what you have done to end the blockade.
Remember the tuitazo on the 17th of EVERY month until the U.S. Congress ends the blockade and restores the right of people to freely travel to Cuba from the U.S. (Yes, although many of our neighbors have traveled to Cuba, it is still explicitly illegal by U.S. law to vacation in Cuba.)
Along with solidarity committees and groups from around the world, we join the actions calling for a TUITAZO on Monday April 17 calling for the end of the criminal blockade against Cuba that continues intact.
April 7, 2017
A Cuban medical brigade has taken care of a total of 2,570 patients, mostly children and adolescents, in four days of work in the northern Peruvian city of Piura and in the shelters of victims of the floods that hit this region.
The head of the brigade of 23 doctors and other professionals, Rolando Piloto, said that the figure was reached yesterday and noted that 33 percent of the patients are children and 1,450, more than half, under the age of 18.
The work of Cuban doctors is carried out primarily in the shelters where thousands of refugees who have lost their homes are now staying in tents due to the flooding. Long lines have formed to receive the medical services.
Piloto said that yesterday the first child was born in a delivery unit under the care of the gynecologist-obstetrician of the brigade, Mercy Boris. The delivery had complications but had a happy ending with the mother and baby who are now in good condition in the Cesamica Maternity Hospital, in the city.
He also highlighted the actions of epidemiological surveillance carried out by the brigade, which has a profile in that specialty, and noted that tests were carried out initially among patients to detect cases of diseases, such as dengue, zika, and chikungunya, because accumulated waters and heat increase their likelihood.