Uruguayan Workers to Help Recovering Cuba After Sandy

Montevideo, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The National Union of Construction and Allied Trades (SUNCA) announced the next shipment of a solidarity brigade of builders to Cuba to contribute to the housing recovery after Hurricane Sandy.

SUNCA national secretary Daniel Diverio told the press that “solidarity is not to say thank you, but reward” and remembered Cuba’s solidarity with the workers and the Uruguayans persecuted by the dictatorship in the 70’s of the last century.

He said the Cuban people’s solidarity with the people of Uruguay allowed that thousands of poor return to restore vision through cataract surgeries at the Jose Marti Ophthalmologic Hospital.

The union leader said the first brigade of 15 builders will travel on Wednesday, November 21, and will run until December 18. He stated that there are some conditions to maintain this solidarity contribution in time, so it is proposed to send brigades every month until May.