First Ship Carrying 612 Tons Of Humanitarian Aid From Mexico Arrives In Cuba
MEXICO CITY (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 31st July, 2021) Mexican navy ship Libertador Bal-02 arrived in Cuba with 612.5 tons of humanitarian aid, Prensa Latina new agency said.
Malmierca noted that the island nation was going through hard times due to the tightening of the economic, commercial and financial blockade by the United States, and promised to distribute the donated goods among the population free of charge.
Additionally, a second Mexican vessel is currently on its way to the island with diesel fuel.
Some Cubans rallied in the streets protesting the country's economic decline exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and demanded free elections and improved economic conditions. The government deployed security forces across the country and halted communications, including the internet, while its supporters engaged in counter demonstrations.