For the last two years, car caravans and protests calling for an end to the U.S. economic war on Cuba have taken place on the last Sunday of every month across the United States and around the world. For more than 60 years — under Democratic and Republican presidents alike — Washington has done everything within its power to punish the Cuban people for overthrowing the U.S.-backed Fulgencio Batista dictatorship and carrying out the first socialist revolution in the Americas.
The worldwide economic crisis, disruptions caused by measures taken around the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impact of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine have all made it even more difficult for Cuba to import food, fuel and many other basic necessities, as well as parts and supplies to keep things running.
This month one of the main caravans will be in Miami, home to the largest number of people of Cuban descent in the U.S. Far from being a monolithic bloc of opponents of the Cuban Revolution, large numbers of Cubans in Miami oppose the cruel U.S. embargo. The caravans there against the U.S. embargo are often the largest held each month.
Opponents of the embargo will assemble at 11 a.m. on Ponce de Leon Blvd., between Salamanca and Calabria avenues in Coral Gables May 29. This month opponents of the Cuban Revolution have called for a counterprotest at the same time and place.
The Miami Caravan Against the U.S. Blockade of Cuba and Bridges of Love are organizing to ensure a large, peaceful protest, including encouraging participation from around the country.