IFCO/Pastors for Peace 2005 Caravan to Cuba Thursday, July 21, 2005
Pastors Barred at US-Mexico Border
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As of 1:30 pm EDT, The Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is being held up at the US-Mexico border by US Commerce Department officials. They are threatening to search every vehicle and every item of humanitarian aid. They are telling us that "only licensable goods will be allowed to cross into Mexico."
Pastors for Peace does not accept or apply for a license to deliver humanitarian aid to Cuba.
There are 130 US citizens traveling with the caravan. They and the humanitarian aid are traveling in eight busses, a box truck and two small cars. It will take days to inspect the 140 tons of aid. We are prepared to do whatever we need to do to deliver our humanitarian aid to Cuba. Stay posted...