Message of empathy from Honorable Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada to His Excellency Miguel Díaz-Canel, President of the Republic of Cuba on the occurrence of the disastrous oil tanker explosions in Northwestern Cuba.

It is with a sense of immense horror that Grenadians have learnt of the unexpected disaster of the explosions over the last two days.

My cabinet colleagues and all Grenada join me in expressing profound empathy with you at this time. Cuba is no stranger to acts of nature that cause untold suffering. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time as you search for the missing and we wish the injured a speedy recovery.

Ambassador of Cuba holds meeting with Mayor of Helsingor.

Ambassador of Cuba holds meeting with Mayor of Helsingor.

The Ambassador of Cuba in the Kingdom of Denmark, Roger López García, held a meeting with the mayor of Helsingor, Benedikte Kiaer, when the "Shakespeare Festival 2022" was taking place at the foot of Kronborg Castle, prior to the presentation of the work: "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, which was attended by authorities and representatives of the diplomatic corps.

Statement of the Grenada- Cuba Friendship Association

The Grenada- Cuba Friendship Association expresses our deepest condolences to the Government and people of Cuba as you confront once again another adversity especially in these extremely difficult times.

As you battle to extinguish this horrific fire at an oil depot in Matanzas caused by natural circumstances we mourn with you, the deaths of those who perished and pray for a speedy recovery for those who were injured in this unfortunate incident.

Statement of Solidarity with Cuba from Norway-Cuba Friendship Association

Statement of Solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban People

The Norway-Cuba Friendship Association (Cubaforeningen i Norge) expresses its unwavering solidarity and support for the Cuban people in the face of the tragic disaster that struck the Supertanker Base in Matanzas last Friday. We send our condolences and love to the families and friends of those who have died, who were injured, and who are still missing following the devastating fire.

Message of Condolence Following Explosions in Matanzas, Cuba


St. George: August 9, 2022: The Government of Grenada extends deepest condolences to the Government and people of Cuba following extensive explosions at an oil facility in the province of Matanzas, Cuba.

We are especially saddened by reports of loss of life, and express heartfelt sympathy to our brothers and sisters in Cuba at this difficult time, particularly those in the affected areas who have experienced the devastation firsthand.

Personalities ask Biden to lift sanctions against Cuba

Open letter to Biden signed by Roger Waters, Cornel West, Judith Butler, Noam Chomsky, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jeremy Corbyn, Rev. Liz Theoaris, Seun Kuti, Vijay Prashad and others. 


Dear President Joe Biden,

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While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Watches and Waits

While Cuba Deals with Blazing Fire, the U.S. Watches and Waits

By now, the images of the oil explosion that erupted in the Cuban province of Matanzas on Friday, August 5, and continues blazing have become international news. When lightning struck an oil tank in Cuba’s largest oil storage facility, it quickly exploded and began to spread to nearby tanks. As of now, four of the eight tanks have caught fire. Dozens of people have been hospitalized, over 120 have been reported injured, at least 16 firefighters are still reported missing and one firefighter has died.