Fourteen brigadistas are making their final preparations for this year's Brigade, with a number already in Cuba. The group is a fantastic mix of young and old, male and female and experienced and inexperienced. For some, this will be their first solo trip overseas, for others their fifteenth adventure to the revolutionary island. All are connected by a willingness to learn more about the situation in Cuba and to express their solidarity with its unique national project.
Our Brigade merchandise has arrived and will be distributed to our members upon arrival at ICAP in Havana. Our participants are also carrying a wide array of other items for donation to workshops, schools and other institutions across the island. As you likely know, the genocidal sixty-year US blockade makes it incredibly difficult to source many basic items and parts.
Over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be providing updates on the blog and Instagram (internet access and VPN permitting).
Hasta la proxima vez,