Next Stop, Cuba

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Since 1961, the United States has imposed an embargo against Americans who want to trade with, travel to, or invest in the nation of Cuba.

But for the past 16 years, one group has been working to change that policy. Monday, the “Pastors for Peace” caravan arrived in Rockford. Caravans are making stops in 120 cities across the nation, collecting supplies for Cuban residents. The group plans to collect 120 tons of aid that will be taken through Mexico, and then placed on a ferry to Havana.

They have not sought permission from the United States government and are symbolically breaking the blockade, showing their opposition to the American embargo.