Posted Friday, March 25, 2005 :: infoZine Staff.
By Lauren C. Rivera - Wanting to see for themselves what the United States calls an oppressive regime, a group of young Americans is preparing to violate U.S. law by traveling to Cuba.
Washington, D.C. - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire - infoZine - Armed with T-shirts bearing a logo that displays the star from Che Guevara's hat and two machetes symbolizing guerilla warfare, about 80 members of the Venceremos Brigade are getting ready to make the trip again this summer without permission from the Treasury Department.
For $1,300 per person they will fly from Toronto to Havana, where a government organization called Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples, or ICAP, sets their schedule and helps them get acquainted. - "You don't see as many negative things as the U.S. government would have us think," said Arturo Perez Saad, 34, an New York elementary school teacher who took the trip last summer.