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Granma International, English Edition

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do the brigadists have days off?

2. What can you take with you into the plane?

3. Is there a specific need of goods in Cuba?

4. How expensive is calling from Cuba to Holland?


1. Do the brigadists have days off?
This brigade takes two weeks of real work and one week vacation in one of the provinces.

2. What can you take with you into the plane?
Each airtravelcompany differences in this, byt Iberia has the opportunity to take 62 kilograms with you. With the dutch company KLM only 20 kilograms is allowed.

3. Is there a specific need of goods in Cuba?
This issue is dealt with in the three preperationgatherings which are being helt prior to the brigade. One of the possibilities is to send goods to Cuba by shipping it.

4. How expensive is calling from Cuba to Holland?
Calling is very expensive, aprroximately 8 dollars each minute. You can better contact your relatives at home through e-mail which will cost you 1 dollar each minute. The connections at Cuba are perfect, so it's the best way to communicate.


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