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Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

Over 30 nations call for end to U.S. blockade against Cuba

A total of 12 heads of state from the Caribbean and Latin America, Africa and Asia demanded the lifting of the economic, commercial and financial siege on the Caribbean island on the only day of recess during the 72nd U.N. General Assembly held in New York City.

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

Chinese aid to Cuba arrives after Irma

A 747 loaded with relief materials and aid arrived in Cuba on Friday from China to help with recovery following Hurricane Irma. The flight contained 86 tons of relief materials. More aid is on its way too, with China planning on sending three more similar flights, as well as regular shipments of rice and food aid.

Reflections after Irma

Reflections after Irma

Each crisis situation promotes opportunism, speculation and an ugly display of human misery. But in order to survive and grow, we’ll have to watch out for those slip-ups that empower those whose money enables them to get their electricity back before anyone else.

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

‘Eargate’ feels like a U.S. operation to undo Obama’s Cuba opening

Since the beginning it has been a strange case. A “Who done it?” of international intrigue. Logic, history and common scientific sense tell us that the culprits are Americans working to undo the advances in diplomacy achieved since December 17, 2014, between the U.S. and Cuba.

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

Irma arrived at a bad economic time

It took the passage of Irma, that demon in a black wedding dress, to remove any doubt of the importance that Cuba has placed on tourism. The State knows this well. Maybe this would be the most appropriate moment to eliminate the 10-percent exchange fee for one U.S. dollar. The first ones to say thanks would be the future visitors.

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

A damage report (and what we’re doing about it)

In Havana’s neighborhoods, the first thing that some people do when the electricity comes back is to connect the refrigerator. Next, they turn the radio on — loudly. It’s their way to straighten out the day, to return to normal life. The spirit of resistance finds peculiar expressions.

Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

Donate to Irma relief for Cuba

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Cuba faces a long and difficult road to recovery. CDA is working with organizations on the ground in Cuba to provide emergency items such as water, food, shelter, and hygiene kits, as well as longer-term recovery supplies.

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

Despite the horror of Irma, Cuba Va!

“It looks like the end of the world,” a stunned Cuban man said to a Spanish-language TV reporter in the city of Remedios after the passing of Irma, the monstrous storm that caused unspeakable damage to the island of Cuba.

Garbage everywhere in Havana

Garbage everywhere in Havana

Five days after the passing of Hurricane Irma, which only touched the Cuban capital with tropical storm winds, there is rotting food and garbage in many of the streets that already torment its inhabitants. Garbage collectors have prioritized avenues and streets where there is more traffic, especially near hospitals.

Cuba recovers after Irma

Cuba recovers after Irma

Hurricane Irma slammed into Cuba over the weekend, leaving 10 dead and causing destruction and flooding across the island. Irma, which made landfall in the country’s northeastern provinces as a Category 5 storm, was the strongest storm to hit Cuba in 85 years.

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