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June 20, 2006
Cuban aid group stops at Providence restaurant
PROVIDENCE – About 20 members of an interfaith group that’s traveling from Canada, through the United States and Mexico, and into Cuba made a noontime stop at the Cuban Revolution Restaurant, 149 Washington St. to spread their message.
There are no Rhode Islanders with the group, the Pastors for Peace Medical & Humanitarian Aid Caravan to Cuba, which is working to peacefully challenge the U.S. government’s policy to block trade, aid and other relations with Cuba.
Out in front of the restaurant, they’ve parked their big blue bus with the yellow-and-red painted message, “Cuba Blockade Busting,” on its side.
The group is on its 17th annual trip to Cuba with donations of medicine, medical equipment, educational material and technical equipment for needy communities in Cuba.
Trip coordinator Wally Sillanpoa said today that he’s concerned it will be more difficult for the group to get into Cuba this year than in past years because of changes President Bush has put in place.
-- With reports from Journal Staff Writer Tatiana Pina
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