HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- The 23rd Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is expected to arrive in Havana on Saturday after having toured the US and Canada to collect humanitarian aid for the Cuban people and highlight the economic damage inflicted on the island by the US embargo.
After covering nine different routes across North America, the caravan will arrive in McAllen, Texas on Thursday to later ship the humanitarian cargo to Havana, from the Mexican port of Tampico, PL news agency reported.
The humanitarian cargo includes items for the health, education and sports sectors, which have been severely affected by the over-50-year US embargo.
The Pastors for Peace Caravans were originally launched by American pastor, Reverend Lucius Walker, who passed away in 2010, in an effort to help the Cuban people and express their rejection of the US unilateral and extraterritorial measure through civil disobedience. Pastors for Peace say their only licence to travel to Cuba is love.
Over the past 20 years, the humanitarian organization has brought to Cuba school buses, medications, computers, school items and other aid badly needed on the island. The activists will tour Havana on 23 school buses as a symbol of the 23rd humanitarian caravan and will pay tribute to Reverend Walker.