Hatuey Project Press Conference in Cuba

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Gloria la Riva brings more love and solidarity on her new visit to Cuba

Photo collage of press conference
Press conference at ICAP

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.

HATUEY appeals to the good will of US and citizens of the world to help in any way possible, whether it be with monetary contributions or obtaining donations from pharmaceutical suppliers and medical personnel.

This health aid project was conceived in solidarity with the Cuban people and to achieve the acquisition of essential medicines and equipment for the health system.

Along with Gloria, Dr. Leni Villagomez Reeves, a HATUEY specialist, who has been part of the Pastors for Peace and provides medical advice, also traveled.

In a meeting with the national press, this Tuesday at the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), both activists ratified that they will firmly continue the demand against the blockade on Cuba together with numerous groups and movements in solidarity in United States.

They also speak out strongly against the inclusion of the Caribbean nation on the list of countries that sponsor terrorism. “Everyone knows that it is a cynical lie, established to harm the Revolution and the Cuban people,” Gloria emphasized.

In visits made to social and health care centers they have obtained more information about the needs of specific medicines and the HATUEY project will continue its work in this line, pointed out Dr. Leni.

ICAP journalists and workers reiterated their expressions of gratitude to these two great friends, excellent people and tireless activists for social justice, and both responded that gratitude “is ours to Cuba, for its example of dignity and resistance.”

Fernando González
📷 Orlando Perera

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