Ottawa, Apr 30 - The Canadian Network of Solidarity with Cuba (CNC) campaign to help the Island fight the Covid-19 pandemic has already totaled more than $ 25,000, a diplomatic source reported today.
The amount - equivalent to about 18 thousand US dollars - was collected from the launch of the initiative in late March until this Wednesday.
Its coordinator, Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto, Keith Ellis, expressed that so far there are no new hurricanes, earthquakes or tornadoes that affect our beloved Cuba, but a combination of two things: a plague and an intensification of the cruelty of imperialism. '
This combination forces friends from Cuba to take urgent measures to help, Ellis stressed in his call for solidarity with the international community.
In announcing the fundraising campaign, the members of the CNC (Canadian Network on Cuba) emphasized "the damage caused to the Cuban people by the inhuman and genocidal blockade of the United States," while acknowledging that, despite this, Cuba is in the front line of combat to Covid-19.
A press release from the Havana embassy in Ottawa specified that the associations of Cubans residing in Canada joined the initiative to contribute from here with donations and the promotion of solidarity with the nation. (PL)