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The Rev. Luis Barrios, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology and ethnic studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice-City University of New York. Since 1988, Dr. Barrios is a weekly columnist of El Diario La Prensa in New York City, one of the oldest Spanish newspapers in the United States.

Rev Barrios is the associate priest at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West Harlem and the spiritual advisor for the Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas-UCC in the Washington Heights community. He is an active member of the IFCO-Pastor for Peace Board of Directors and was heavily involved in the 2005 campaign to free the computers seized at the border. He has since participated as a speaker in several caravans to Cuba.

He is a passionate exponent of the use of non-violent civil disobedience to challenge unjust laws and policies. In 2009 he spent several months in jail for his participation in a protest about training in torture methods at the US military’s “School of the Americas” in Fort Benning, Georgia.



Fundraiser for Pastors for peace Cuba Caravan and Irish Republican POWS
Thursday July 4 at 730pm
Rum Runner Pub, 1 King St W Kitchener
Brendan Casey: Independent Irish Republican via skype
Reverend Luis Barrios: Pastors for Peace Caravan
Pablo Vicanco and Santiago Escobar: Report back from ALBA Social Movement Conference

Come out and learn about the growing movement in Latin America for national Liberation. Find out about Pastors for Peace resisting the U$ imposed blockade on Cuba. Find out about the strugglle for national liberation in Occupied Ireland.

Raffle For POWS
$5 suggested donation for Pastors for Peace


Fundraiser for the Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan
Friday July 5th at 7:30 pm
College St United Church, 452 College St


Onward and Upward: A celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Attacks on the Moncada Barracks. A fundraiser for the IFCO/Pastors for Peace Cuba Caravan.
Saturday July 6
Doors at 6 pm
Stewart Memorial Church, 114 John St N
Featuring Reverend Luis Barrios, Co-Director IFCO/Pastors for Peace and Javier Domokos Ruiz, Consul General of Cuba in Toronto

Contact for more information



Garden Party
Sunday July 7, 3pm
At the home of CCFA K executive committee members, Dr. Angeles Garcia and Bob McDiarmid.
202 Main Street, Barriefield, K7K 5S3




Defend Cuba's Right to Independence and Sovereignty! Print E-mail

Successful First Visit of Cuban Consul-General to Alberta

Javier Domokos RuizJavier Domokos Ruiz, Consul-General of Cuba in Toronto, made a successful five-day visit to Edmonton and Calgary from June 13-18, during which he updated people on current developments in Cuba. The visit included a reception at a local artist's house in Edmonton, a public meeting sponsored by the Cuba Edmonton Solidarity Committee and a public meeting sponsored by the Canada Cuba Friendship Association in Calgary, as well as other informal get-togethers and visits. During his visit, Consul-General Domokos met with a wide variety of people, including workers, trade union leaders, First Nations, politicians, professors, researchers, visual artists, film-makers, musicians, graduate students, seniors, representatives of the Latin American community and businesspeople.

Cuban LGBIT / Trans Human Rights Today Print E-mail

Labrador’s Flag Flying in Cuba Print E-mail

The Weekend Telegraph, June 8, 2013 - Sun, surf and sand will always be Cuba’s main tourist attractions, but a small number of Canadians have found a curiously old-fashioned reason for visiting this beautiful tropical island: a shared longing for social and cultural equality and justice.


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