Nearly 100 people, a majority Cubans and Cuban Americans, gathered Jan. 30 at City Hall in Miami to demand an end to the U.S. embargo against Cuba. A close to 100-car caravan then circled through the Little Havana neighborhood for over an hour, ending with music and dancing at the José Martí monument.
This action was one of over 30 taking place worldwide that day. The monthly caravans and rallies are organized to protest Washington’s more than 60-year-long economic war against Cuba’s socialist revolution.
“We will not stop protesting as long as these sanctions remain in place. We will be out here again on Feb. 27!” Carlos Lazo, a Seattle teacher and leader of Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love) who initiated the monthly actions in 2020, told the Miami demonstrators.
In Minneapolis 35 protesters against the embargo gathered in front of South High School. “Cuba is an example for workers and farmers here that a socialist revolution is possible,” Gabrielle Prosser, the Socialist Workers Party candidate for governor of Minnesota, told the demonstration.
In Canada there were caravans in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Montreal, as well as rallies in front of the U.S. consulates in Toronto and Calgary, Alberta.
Caravans were also organized in two cities in Cuba — Bayamo and Santa Clara. Hundreds of students started off the action in Santa Clara on bicycles and motorcycles and in cars. They were joined by 50 peasants on horseback.
For information on future protests, contact the National Network on Cuba at nnoc.info.