25th Pastors for Peace Caravan -- Maine Send-off
Nearly 100 people gathered in Brunswick, Maine, on July 8 to learn about and make donations to the Cuba Caravan, enjoy a Cuban dinner and live music, hear an update on the Cuban Five, and celebrate a Special Tribute to Stan and Loukie Lofchie, lifetime social justice activists and friends of Cuba.
Interview with Ramon Labañino
“I did what’s right and have never endangered anyone.”
That’s the assertion of Hero of the Cuban Republic Ramón Labañino Salazar who was unjustly sentenced to 30 years in prison that he is serving in a federal prison in Kentucky, in the United States. Now 51 years of age, he was 35 years old when they arrested them that early morning on September 12, 1998.
Author: Deisy Francis Mexidor, June 9, 2014.
Alberto Gonzalez Rivero, on staff at the Martin Luther King Memorial Center in Havana, has played the role of host/guide/ translator for 20 years of Pastors for Peace groups and Let Cuba Live caravanistas visiting Havana.
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Let Cuba Live is a Maine-based committee organized in 1992 to promote respect for Cuba's sovereignty and independence. Let Cuba Live works for an end to the U.S. blockade against Cuba; an end to travel restrictions that prohibit U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba; normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba; closure of the Guantanamo Naval Base; and freedom for the Cuban Five.