Mexico preparing shipment of food, medicine for Cuba - Mexican official squib

Mexico's Navy in the port city of Veracruz was loading food and medicines onto a ship bound for protest-hit Cuba, the Veracruz mayor's office said on Thursday, in what appeared to be a show of support for the Communist-run island. Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has criticized the long-standing U.S. embargo of the Caribbean island and blamed the measure for fomenting the biggest unrest to hit Cuba in decades. The preparation of the cargo began in the morning including "a shipment of food and medicine from the Mexican government to Cuba," said Marisa Lopez, a spokeswoman for the mayor's office of Veracruz.
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