MIL OSI – Source: Global Peace and Justice Auckland – Release/Statement
Headline: Call to the XII International May Day Brigade to Cuba (From April 24 to May 8, 2017)
Call to the XII International May Day Brigade to Cuba (From April 24 to May 8, 2017)
January 26, 2017
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May Day in Havana
The Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples (Icap) and its travel agency Amistur Cuba, S.A. invites you to participate in the XII edition of the International Brigade, on the occasion of the International Workers’ Day, as a special tribute to the Commander-in- Chief Fidel Castro and Ernesto Che Guevara on the 50th anniversary of his death.
In addition to the voluntary work, participants will visit places of historical and social interest, receive lectures on our reality, and will have the opportunity to exchange with representatives of different social and political organizations, with Cuban workers and unionists and the visit to the province of Cienfuegos,
as part of the program prepared.
The Brigade will take place from the 24 of April to 8 of May 2017 in the provinces of Havana, Artemisa, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos. The brigade will allow the participants a better understanding of the present Cuban reality, in the midst of transformations that are carried out in Cuba, as part of the update of the economic model of our Socialist project. The full program is attached.
The program includes 15 nights of stay: 12 at the International Camp “Julio Antonio Mella” (CIJAM), located in the municipality Caimito, Artemisa province,
45 Kms from Havana and 3 nights in the Hotel Pasacaballo.
The cost of the program is $512.00 CUC and includes accommodation in shared rooms up to 6 people at CIJAM; room for two or three people, according to availability in the hotel Pasacaballo in Cienfuegos city, with full board, with the 3 meals daily, transfer in-out and transportation to all activities included in the program.
It is very important to receive your confirmation of attendance the brigade with time in advance, due that the maximum capacity of accommodation at Julio
Antonio Mella International Camp is the 240 people. After this figure the new confirmations should be accommodated in other location close to the Cijam, but the price will be higher.
With their assistance, the Brigade members are committed to take part in all the activities of the program, as well as fulfilling CIJAM rules, keeping an
appropriate behavior, correct discipline and a responsible attitude, so as to live in a collective way.
Registration will be open until March 30, 2017. It is an essential requirement to receive all personal data of the participants; as well as the details of the itinerary
of arrival and departure from Cuba, including date, time and number of flight.
With this Call we invite you cordially to participate in the XII Brigade International May 1st .
CUBAN INSTITUTE OF FRIENDSHIP WITH THE PEOPLES
CONTACTS AND CONFIRMATIONS:
– Asia-Pacific Division. ICAP: E-mail: asia.norte; director.dao
– Travel Agency Amistur Cuba S.A. E-mail: amistur; coventas2
Services offered through the AMISTUR CUBA, S.A. Travel Agency
– Julio Antonio Mella International Camp (CIJAM) 12 nights.
– Pasacaballo Hotel in Cienfuegos: 3 nights.
– Direct permanent assistance by tour guides.
– Visits and activities according to program.
– Travel Insurance.
– Extra meals.
– Domestic and / or international flights.
– Airport taxes.
– Luggage excess.
– Alcoholic beverages, soft drink or mineral bottled water.
– National or international personal phone calls.
As part of the brigade, Amistur Cuba, S.A. Travel Agency will promote several touristic excursions, in schedules that do not interfere the activities of the organized program.
To confirm your participation in the brigade it is necessary to receive your complete names, passport number, all details of your flight with date of arrival
and departure date. This information should be sent to Asia-Pacific Division and also to Amistur Cuba, S.A. Travel Agency.
It is compulsory for all travelers, foreigners and Cubans, who live abroad, to have with them previous arrival to Cuba, the updated travel insurance, which
must be issued by any Insurance Company recognized in Cuba.