Author Archives: The Hatuey Project

Vitamins being delivered

Visiting ICAP in Matanzas

The Delegation of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP) in Matanzas province received Gloria La Riva, member of the solidarity movement in US. She exchanged with the Director of the Provincial Clinical Surgical Hospital “Faustino Pérez”, as well as with doctors and nurses.

Photo collage of press conference

Hatuey Project Press Conference in Cuba

Cuba’s great friend, the US activist Gloria la Riva, is among us again, this time as part of the HATUEY solidarity project (Health Advocates in Truth, Unity and Empathy) that brought to Cuba donations of valuable medicines for victims of the accident at supertanker base in Matanzas.

Through this project, two significant donations valued at more than 20 thousand dollars have reached our country. The initiative includes health providers and activists for social justice, concerned about the damage caused by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States on the island.

Cuban healthcare workers in Villa Clara

How Cuba Treated Me for Covid

by Cecilia Pazreprinted from Liberation News [Note: although this article is dated Sept. 1, it describes the experiences of the author who was in Cuba in July, predating the Matanzas fire, as part of a delegation of activists delivering the first shipment of medicines to Cuba on behalf of the Hatuey Project.] In late July,

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First shipment of aid for Matanzas

Activists land in Cuba with emergency medicine delivery

On Friday, August 26, activists with the Hatuey Project and ANSWER Coalition successfully delivered a shipment of medicines and equipment to help in the treatment of the people who suffered serious burns in the massive Supertanker oil fire in Matanzas, Cuba. Four tanks carrying millions of gallons of fuel were consumed by flames after a lightning strike, starting August 5. Hundreds of people were burned. Tragically, 14 firefighters died fighting the fire.