Cuba-US 17th Caravan gets to Havana

Campaign News | Saturday, 8 July 2006

US authorities allowed the caravan through

Havana, Jul 8 (Prensa Latina) The 17th Cuba-US Friendship Caravan arrived in Havana coming from Tampico, Mexico, defying the US blockade against Cuba.

Headed by Reverend Lucius Walker, the 97 members of the 17th Caravan were received by Sergio Corrieri, president of the Cuban Institute for Friendhip with the Peoples (ICAP) and Caridad Diego, head of the Office for Religious Affairs of the Cuban Communist Party?s Central Commitee.

Walker said they felt just like home, and that all the members made it to Havana without any problem. "This time we got to the border point early, and the authorities decided not to detain us just like they did in 2005," he said.

Cuban Reverend Raul Suarez, Director of Cuba?s Martin Luther King Center was also at the receiving ceremony, together with other Cuban religious leaders.

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