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Wed Jul 16 2008
Successful Challenge to US Blockade of Cuba
Wed Jul 16 2008
Confiscated Computers Officially Released by US Authorities
In response to international pressure, US officials returned to members of Pastors for Peace 32 computers bound for Cuba. Federal agents seized the computers from the humanitarian group as they attempted to cross the Pharr International Bridge early on July 3 at the US-Mexico border. The confiscated computers were officially released by US authorities early this week and are now en route to Cuba.

With this successful challenge to the US blockade of shipments to Cuba, the 19th such challenge by IFCO/Pastors for Peace, it appears that every item of the nearly 100 tons of humanitarian aid collected by the caravan from all across the US will in fact make it to its ultimate destination. The donation to the people of Cuba includes wheelchairs, medicine, medical equipment, musical instruments, sports equipment, six brightly-painted school buses and a bookmobile.

The confiscated computers were donated by a Japanese-American group from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Challenge to US Blockade Against Cuba a Success | 19th US-Cuba Friendshipment Caravan Blog | Pastors for Peace

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