Last night I was lucky enough to attend Denbigh Town Hall to see Aleida Guevara – daughter of Che Guevara – speaking to a packed congregation.
Her passion shone through and did not need any translation as she spoke in her mother tongue through a quietly spoken interpreter. It was a pleasure to spend the evening with so many familiar faces and comrades. I left Denbigh believing that our time, really will come…
Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 7:30pm
Che’s daughter speaks about Cuba today and the dangers of Trump
Cymru Cuba Public Meeting: All welcome.
Entry is free but to book tickets please email email@example.com If places are still available tickets will also be on the door.
7.30pm Tuesday 7 November Town Hall, Denbigh LL16 3TB
Aleida Guevara, Che’s daughter, is a doctor of medicine at a Children’s Hospital in Havana and has also worked as a physician in Angola, Ecuador, and Nicaragua. She was interviewed about the philosophy behind universal health care in Michael Moore’s film Sicko.
Aleida also helps run two homes for disabled children in Cuba and two more for refugee children with domestic problems. As a paediatrician she has also been involved in medical support for communities in areas in Cuba devastated by floods and hurricanes.
She has been an advocate for human rights and debt relief for developing nations and has participated in conferences, debates and festivals all around the world.
Aleida is an outspoken critic of the US blockade of Cuba, now in its 55th year. The blockade causes huge difficulties to the Cuban economy, depriving the Cuban people of basic necessities such as pharmaceuticals.
Attempts by Barack Obama to improve relations between Cuba and the USA are under threat from President Donald Trump who promises to ‘defeat Cuba’.