On July 25, a welcome rally was held for Cuban American “Miami to D.C.” walkers calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba.
Carlos Lazo, a Cuban American teacher and Iraq war veteran, has been on a 1,300-mile pilgrimage — with six other Cuban Americans—all the way from Miami. He arrived in Washington, D.C., to present the Biden administration with a petition signed by over 25,000 people calling for an end to the U.S. blockade of Cuba, and demanding:
- the end of all sanctions
- restoration of remittances
- resumption of flights from the U.S., not only to Havana but to all the regional centers of Cuba
- reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana
- a restart to the program of family reunification
More than 400 supporters of Cuba turned out at Lafayette Park in front of the White House to greet Lazo’s group and support his project of building bridges of solidarity between people in Cuba and the U.S.
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