2008 IFCO/Pastors for Peace 19th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba

IFCO/Pastors for Peace announced the 19th Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba.

19th Friendshipment to Cuba


2008 Seattle joins the Friendshipment Caravan

The Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee participated as usual in the caravan, collecting medical supplies, computers and school supplies to send to Cuba. We participated in a welcoming event at the US/Canada border on June 15, and then held a Send-off event at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle for the departing caravanistas. The caravan crossed the US border into Mexico and then flew to Havana, successfully challenging the U.S. government travel ban against travel to Cuba. They spent eight days in Cuba from July 5 to July 13, before returning to the United States.

19th Friendshipment to Cuba


2008 The Friendshipment Caravan was dedicated to the Cuban 5

The Cuban Five are Cuban intelligence officers (Gerardo Hernández, Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Fernando González, and René González) who were arrested, convicted and impriusoned; and remain unjustly jailed in U.S. prisons for the 'crime' of defending their country against Miami-based terrorist groups.

Free the Cuban 5


June 15, 2008: Caravan Border Crossing

Our border crossing event was held as usual at the US/Canada international border at Blaine, WA/White, Rock, BC. The event was a collaborative effort between the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee and Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba.

Free the Cuban 5


Vancouver Committee in Solidarity with Cuba


July 3, 2008: US/Mexican Border Crossing

At the US/Mexican border in Laredo, Texas, Caravan buses were lined waiting to cross.

US/Mexican Border Crossing


Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee website

This year our website played an important role in publicizing the actions of the Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee. Shout out to our departed compañero Bob Royce for creating and maintaining the website.

Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee website


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