Letter of condolences of the President of Guyana for the fire in Matanzas

Guyana, Georgetown, August 12, 2022. The President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali sent a letter of condolences and solidarity to the government and the people of Cuba for the disastrous fire that took place in the oil storage facility in Matanzas City, Cuba. 



World personalities demand Biden to end blockade on Cuba

Washington, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Artists, intellectuals, politicians, scientists, activists and religious leaders today sent a letter to the President of the United States, Joe Biden, to demand the end of the blockade against Cuba in the midst of the devastating fire in fuel depots.

“Sanctions feed the fire,” say the signatories of the letter, among whom are US intellectual Noam Chomsky, British politician Jeremy Corbyn, musician Roger Waters, philosopher Judith Butler, and the Afro-American Cornel West, known for his fight in favor of human rights.


AUGUST 8, 2022.The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) stands with the government and people of Cuba in the aftermath of the disastrous fire at the Port of Matanzas.  We extend our condolences on the loss of life and wish a speedy recovery to the scores of people who were injured in this tragic accident brought on by an act of nature.

GCSM express solidarity in relation to fire in Matanzas

Georgetown, August 8, 2022. The Guyana-Cuba Solidarity Movement (GCSM) stands in support with Cuba in the aftermath of an explosion of two fuel tanks in the industrial zone of the province of Matanzas, east of the capital, on Friday last.

The tragedy that left more than 120 injured, one dead so far, while 17 people are missing. The fire broke out around 7:00 p.m. local time last Friday when lightning struck one of the facility’s crude tanks.