HAVANA, Cuba, Oct 3 (ACN) Chile sent on Thursday 13 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba as a contribution to the ongoing recovery efforts in the Caribbean country after the devastation caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike last month.
According to an official communiqué of the Chilean government, a plane of the Chilean Air Force took off on Thursday heading for Havana with a cargo that includes mattresses, electricity generators and wires.
Along with the material aid, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sent a message to her Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro Ruz, expressing her sorrow for all the damage caused by the two hurricanes and her solidarity with the Cuban people.
This is the second cargo of humanitarian assistance that arrives in Cuba from Chile in the last month. Two weeks ago, the government of the South American country had sent 14 tons of relief aid.
Meanwhile, the Mexican company Telephones of Mexico (Telmex) and the Telmex Foundation on Thursday sent 51 tons of basic food and construction materials to Cuba.
“It is a sample of our solidarity with the Cuban people to help them face the damages caused by hurricanes Gustav and Ike,” reported the Spanish EFE news agency citing a communiqué from the Mexican telephone company.
JG: And I bet that neither Chile nor Mexico asked that they be allowed to send an "assessment team" to Cuba. Any person with a little intelligence knows that only the United States government has asked that they be allowed to send an "assessment team" (i.e. spies or destabilization agents) to the island. Cuba was absolutely right in rejecting that insolent request.