Forty people joined a Nov. 28 protest in Toronto, above, opposing the decadeslong U.S. government embargo against Cuba, picketing across the street from the U.S. Consulate. The action was part of monthly caravans and rallies initiated at the end of last year by the National Network on Cuba, Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love) and local Cuba coalitions. Sponsors of the Toronto action included the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association-Toronto and the Juan Gualberto Gómez Association of Cubans in Toronto. Similar solidarity actions also took place in Vancouver and Montreal.
In New York some 20 people joined the monthly caravan and rally. They set up a picket line at the statue of Cuban revolutionary hero José Martí in Central Park and then held a rally that got a friendly response from many passersby who took flyers, including one who joined in. Protests also took place in Miami and other U.S. cities; London and Sheffield, England; and other countries, including in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Belgium.