After an intense working tour through several Canadian provinces, Sandra Ramírez, Director of the North America Desk of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP by its acronym in Spanish language), together with Aileen Carmenaty, Press and Cultural Attaché of the Cuban Embassy in Canada, visited British Columbia, where they held several meetings with friends of Cuba from Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria and Calgary (Alberta).
The visit was opportune to debate with organizations such as Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba (VCSC), Friends of Cuba Against the U.S. Blockade - Vancouver (FCAB-Vancouver), the Canadian Cuba Friendship Association - Vancouver (CCFA-Vancouver), the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association - Calgary (CCFA-Calgary), FMLN - Vancouver. The debate addressed the Cuban reality, the achievements made by our people in biotechnology, education, culture and sports, as well as to reaffirm Cuba as a safe destination for travelers from any country.
Sandra Ramírez highlighted the work carried out by the Ernesto Ché Guevara and Calixto García Cuba solidarity brigades, both made up of Canadians from different sectors of society, interested in learning about the Cuban reality from the inside.
During the meetings, the Canadian friends reiterated their support to the Cuban people in defense of just causes and in the struggle for the end of the U.S. blockade, which has affected our country for more than 6 decades.
The Cuban side expressed its gratitude for the expressions of solidarity coming from British Columbia in a context of great challenges for the Cuban people such as COVID-19 and the tightening of the U.S. government sanctions against the island.
EMBASSY OF CUBA IN CANADA