Cuba in Jamaica

Cuba commemorates Africa Day from internationalism in Jamaica

Cuba commemorates Africa Day today in Jamaica, by sharing some men and women’s experience in the practice of internationalism. Amid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, they evoke previous missions and fraternal bonds that join them to this brother continent.

By Prensa Latina, in collaboration with EmbaCuba Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica, 21 May 2020. Cuba commemorates Africa Day today in Jamaica, by sharing some men and women’s experience in the practice of internationalism. Amid the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, they evoke previous missions and fraternal bonds that join them to this brother continent.

Cuban women in Jamaica join the "challenge" on Africa Day

In the context of celebrations for Africa Day, a group of Cuban women living in Jamaica joined the “challenge” that has become popular on social networks, by wearing African costumes, as a deserved tribute to their ancestors, and to a continent that is an indivisible part of the Caribbean identity.

Kingston, Jamaica, 25 May 2020. Beyond the barriers imposed by language, Cuba has a common root with Jamaica, as with the rest of the English-speaking Caribbean countries: Africa. All islands in the Antilles share a past of pain, of split families, of men and women torn from their land and brought like beasts in crowded ships to these foreign islands on the other side of the Atlantic. Once here, they and their descendants were forced to work for the colonizer for centuries.

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