Cuba: Australian Solidarity Brigade to Visit Cuba

Havana, Dec 28. -Australians enlisted in the 29th Southern Cross Solidarity Brigade will arrive in this capital on Wednesday, reported the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples(ICAP).According to the organization, the 17 young people coming from Australia will stay until January 20 in the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp, in the western province of Artemisa.At the camp, the Australians will share activities with the Nordic Brigade (a group of Europeans friends of Cuba), ICAP said.

According to ICAP, the members of the Southern Cross Brigade will do productive work, meet with leaders, citizens and sports glories, will learn about the prospects of Cuban economy and will celebrate the anniversary of the triumph of the Cuban Revolution of on January 1.

They will also meet with the relatives of Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Antonio Guerrero, Ramon Labañino and Fernando Gonzalez, the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters sentenced to lengthy prison terms in the United States, after infiltrating violent groups that organize terrorist actions against Cuba from Miami, Florida.

In recent statements to Prensa Latina, ICAP President Kenya Serrano considered that 2011 was a year of high expression of international solidarity with Cuba.

The condemnation of the U.S. economic, commercial and financial blockade of Cuba for more than 50 years and the support for the cause of The Cuban Five were permanent this year, Serrano said. (Prensa Latina)