Brigade of Solidarity Arrives in Cuba

Havana, Dec 30 .-The 35th edition of the Southern Cross solidarity brigade fromed by members from Australia and New Zealand, started a program of activities in Cuba Friday, to exchange with the Cuban people and take part in productive activities.

The welcome activity to the group was given at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp (CIJAM) in the western province of Artemisa.

Elio Gamez, first vicepresident of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples of the World (ICAP) was grateful to the brigade members for their support to Cuba and the personal efforts to participate in the brigade.

‘We always thank the support of the international movement, well structured, active, including thousands of people who want a better world, and accompany Cuba in its struggle against the slanderous media campaigns,’ Gamez said.

The program of the Southern Cross brigade will last until January 17 and includes agricultural work, tours of places of historical interest in several provinces and conferences on the updating of the Cuban economic model and relations between Cuba and the United States.

The group coincided in the Cijam with the 61st contingent of the Nordic Brigade, with representation of Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

This last detachment is in Cuba sincer last December 18 and will remain on the island until the next January 6.

Both groups will participate in the celebrations for the 59th anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution, event that took place on January 1, 1959.