Peace Boat Arrives in Cuba Today

HAVANA TIMES, March 1 — As part of its global journey for a world free of nuclear weapons, peace activists arrived today at the Havana port on board the “Peace Boat,” reported the Prensa Latina news agency.

Belonging to the international organization “Peace Boat,” the ship is carrying nearly a thousand people, including about 130 survivors of the atomic bomb that destroyed the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those on board will participate in the Havana international forum for a planet free of nuclear weapons.

In the opinion of the group’s leader, resources should be used for other types of research to generate energy from the sun and wind given the fact that nuclear power has not been fully developed. It is unsafe and presents tremendous risks to the planet, he asserted.

This is the fifteenth visit by the international NGO to the Caribbean island. The trips began in 1990.