The Liberator ship, of the Mexican Navy, departed today from the port of Veracruz for Cuba with humanitarian aid that includes oxygen, food and medicine to alleviate the serious crisis facing the island.
Another Navy vessel, called Papaloapan, was being loaded with supplies to travel tomorrow with the same destination and objective.
The president of Mexico, Andrés López Obrador, explained that these shipments seek to alleviate the health situation suffered by the island nation, where a new outbreak of covid-19 infections has been registered.
The president ruled out the possibility of retaliation from the United States for this collaboration by indicating that Mexico is a sovereign and independent country. And he insisted on his demand for Washington to lift the blockade on the island.
Likewise, a tanker from the government giant Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) departed yesterday from the port of Coatzacoalcos, in the same state of Veracruz, with 40 million liters of naphtha bound for Cuba.
López Obrador pointed out that the fuel will be used to power the electricity generating plants in the Caribbean country.
The President of Cuba, Miguel Diaz-CanelHe had asked his “Aztec” counterpart for help to face the difficulties that the island suffers.