The Government of Nicaragua reported this Thursday that it sent a ship with food to Cuba, as an act of solidarity “for Cuban families.”
The ship Augusto C. Sandino, under the Nicaraguan flag, set sail at dawn this Thursday from the Arlen Siu river port, in the South Caribbean Autonomous Region (RACS), bound for the Caribbean island, the Executive Power indicated in a note from press.
Nicaraguan authorities expect the Augusto C. Sandino to arrive next Monday at Port Mariel, located in the province of Artemisa, in northwestern Cuba.
This is the second shipment of assistance granted by Nicaragua to Cuba so far in 2022, and the fifth since the street demonstrations of July last year on the island, due to the lack of food and medicine, exacerbated by the covid pandemic. -19.
The Government of Nicaragua did not detail the type or quantity of food sent to Cuba this Thursday.
In previous shipments, Nicaragua gave Cuba rice, beans, oil, coffee and household goods.
The governments of Nicaragua and Cuba have had close relations during the times in which the former Sandinista guerrilla Daniel Ortega has governed the country, first from 1985 to 1990, and then from 2007 to date.
Nicaragua and Cuba are part of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of America (Alba), led by the Caribbean island and Venezuela.