The explosion at the Hotel Saratoga in Havana Cuba is a tragedy of immense proportions.

The members of Global Exchange and RESPECT Cuba extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of those who were killed and injured and to the people of Cuba.

Family is precious and Cuba has always placed the highest priority on family and community. We have learned the meaning of authentic solidarity from your examples in Cuba and throughout the world. We are mourning with you as you walk through the tragedy of May 6th and provide comfort for your citizens.

We ask all people of goodwill throughout the world to redouble their efforts to build a world where respect of sovereignty and humanity are at the top of the list.

Please know that you are in our prayers and meditations.

“The true revolutionary is motivated by great feelings of love.”-Che

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