Cuba in USA

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

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan & Medea Benjamin

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. 

Sanctions fuel the fire. Letter to president Biden

Dear President Joe Biden,
August 9, 2022

Now more than ever, it’s time to write a new page in U.S.-Cuban relations. We are making an urgent, public appeal to you to reject the cruel policies put into place by the Trump White House that have already created so much suffering among the Cuban people.

Statements by Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla to the national and foreign press

Statements by Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla to the national and foreign press

April 25, 2022

Many thanks, I’m grateful to you all for being here. I have to report that Washington has decided to exclude the Republic of Cuba from the preparations for the 9th Summit of the Americas to be held in Los Angeles on 8th to 10th June and is presently exerting extreme pressures on numerous governments in the region which, privately and respectfully, oppose our exclusion.

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