This Monday, a shipment arrived in Cuba with 62 tons of solidarity aid from Bolivia for those affected by the fire at the super tanker base in the city of Matanzas. The shipment contains food, medicines, medical supplies, hydraulic equipment, and everything for a value that exceeds one million dollars.

This is an act of reciprocity because “Cuba has always been present in our most tragic moments,” said the Bolivian Vice Minister of Civil Defense, Juan Carlos Calvimontes.

The Vice Foreign Minister of that nation, Eva Chuquimia , specified that the aid comes jointly from the Bolivian government and people. Meanwhile, the Vice Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment (Mincex) Deborah Rivas, deeply appreciated the gesture of solidarity and reiterated the Caribbean island’s commitment to support ” to our brothers in Bolivia whenever they need us”. The Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, expressed his gratitude to his Bolivian counterpart the day before , Luis Alberto Arce, after the incident in the Matanzas industrial zone. “Love is paid with love,” the president posted on his Twitter account. For his part, Arce said that the largest of the Antilles taught the true meaning of solidarity.
This is the third humanitarian aid that has arrived in Cuba from Bolivia since this nation regained democracy in 1983. (With information from Prensa Latina)