|Int’l Solidarity Brigade Arrives in Cuba for May Day Celebrations
2012.04.23 - 13:39:52 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- The May Day International Brigade, made up of activists from 22 countries, is scheduled to arrive in Cuba on Monday to participate in the upcoming International Workers’ Day celebrations.
According to a news bulletin from the Havana-based Cuban Friendship Institute (ICAP), the nearly 260 brigade members from 22 countries will stay at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp in Caimito, province of Artemisa.
The country with the largest representation in the group is Chile with 40 activists, followed by Nigeria (38), Brazil (37), Peru (28) and the United Kingdom (20).
During their stay in the Caribbean nation, which concludes on May 5, the visitors with participate in the May Day central celebrations at the Revolution Square in the Cuban capital and will carry out agricultural voluntary works.
The ICAP note adds that the activists will meet with relatives of the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly held in the United States since 1998.
On May 2, they will participate —along with other foreign delegations— in a traditional Solidarity Meeting organized by the Cuban Workers’ Confederation (CTC) at Havana’s Convention Center.