Trunks and Branches Felled by Hurricane Ian Remain on the Streets of Havana

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez,  Havana, 8 December 2022 — The trees felled by Hurricane Ian in Havana, more than two months ago, seem to be nobody’s problem. The roots of a formidable specimen of Indian laurel, which stand out among the rubble and garbage at the corner of 17th and F, in El Vedado, Havana, attest to this. … Continue reading “Trunks and Branches Felled by Hurricane Ian Remain on the Streets of Havana”

The United States Will Donate $2 Million to Those Affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 18 October 2022 — On Tuesday, the United States Department of State announced  that it will provide humanitarian aid of 2 million dollars to those “in need in Cuba” who were affected by the passage of Hurricane Ian in September. A statement signed by the institution’s spokesperson, Ned Price, reported that the United … Continue reading “The United States Will Donate $2 Million to Those Affected by Hurricane Ian in Cuba”

Hurricane Ian Has Destroyed 38 Homes and Damaged More than 1,000

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 5 October 2022 — On Tuesday the government announced that Hurricane Ian, which recently passed through western Cuba, completely destroyed thirty-eight homes in Havana and caused partial damage to roofs or other sections of 1,131 others. As part of the initial estimate of the damage Havana has suffered as a result … Continue reading “Hurricane Ian Has Destroyed 38 Homes and Damaged More than 1,000”

Hurricane Ian Brought Down Almost All of Cuba’s Tobacco Warehouses in San Juan y Martinez

14ymedio, Havana, 30 September 2022 — The tobacco disaster in the municipality of San Juan y Martínez, in Pinar del Río, leaves alarming figures. As of Wednesday, 151 of Tabacuba’s 155 tobacco storage sheds had totally collapsed. They store the leaf that is grown in the locality, considered the tobacco mecca of the world, and … Continue reading “Hurricane Ian Brought Down Almost All of Cuba’s Tobacco Warehouses in San Juan y Martinez”

Hurricane Ian in Cuba: Does Anyone Know What They’re Going to Do With the Donations?

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 30 September 32022 — Analysts have been surprised that the Cuban communist regime has not openly asked for international aid to compensate for the disaster caused by Hurricane Ian. However, the regime has rushed to disclose information about the bank accounts authorized to receive emergency donations to Cuba that individuals … Continue reading “Hurricane Ian in Cuba: Does Anyone Know What They’re Going to Do With the Donations?”

Cuba: The Economic Consequences of Hurricane Ian (Part 2)

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, 29 October 2022 — Now the state press is describing in detail the “desolate panorama that the most violent meteorological phenomenon to hit Vueltabajo in the last 14 years has left in its wake.” That is, they even dare to grant the hurricane this honor by its strength and its devastating … Continue reading “Cuba: The Economic Consequences of Hurricane Ian (Part 2)”

Cuba: The Economic Consequences of Hurricane Ian (Part 1)

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 28 September 2022 — At the moment, there is no doubt that the most worrisome news for Cubans is the damage caused by the passage of Hurricane Ian through Pinar del Río. With its proverbial propagandist efficacy, the official newspaper Granma has referred to the consequences in the important region … Continue reading “Cuba: The Economic Consequences of Hurricane Ian (Part 1)”

Hurricane Ian Moves On, While the Damage is Just Being Assessed in Cuba

Thanks to everyone who worried about us. We are fine. It has been hard: part of our house was flooded, we suffered very intense gusts of wind and we felt a lot of fear, but now the rain and the wind are decreasing. Our Newsroom has only suffered minor damage and in our neighborhood we can see … Continue reading “Hurricane Ian Moves On, While the Damage is Just Being Assessed in Cuba”

Cubans Are More Concerned About Hurricane Ian Than About Voting in the Referendum

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez and Herodes Díaz, Havana/Santiago de Cuba, 25 September 2022 — In the early hours of this Sunday morning there was a notably small turnout in the voting centers for the referendum on the Family Code, and the majority of the voters were elderly, according to 14ymedio reporters in Havana and Santiago … Continue reading “Cubans Are More Concerned About Hurricane Ian Than About Voting in the Referendum”

Fallen Trees and Branches in Central Havana Almost Two Months After Hurricane Ian

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 17 November 2022 — Although Hurricane Ian crossed Cuba seven weeks ago, the neighbors of Cayo Hueso, in Havana, have already become accustomed to the collapses and walls stained by moisture. The gritty and grimy buildings, in addition to the potholes in the streets, were part of the landscape long … Continue reading “Fallen Trees and Branches in Central Havana Almost Two Months After Hurricane Ian”

Thousands of Cubans in Pinar del Rio are Still Without Electricity Almost 50 Days After Hurricane Ian

14ymedio, Madrid, 14 November 2022 — Pinar del Río’s recovery work after the passage of Hurricane Ian never ends. It has been almost 50 days since the hurricane landed in La Coloma, one of the westernmost points on the Island, and there are still 3,673 people without electricity, according to the latest update published this … Continue reading “Thousands of Cubans in Pinar del Rio are Still Without Electricity Almost 50 Days After Hurricane Ian”

Tobacco Planting Begins in the Area of Cuba Most Devastated by Hurricane Ian

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 22 October 2022 — The Cuban province of Pinar del Río, known for the cultivation of the tobacco leaves of the famous Havana puros [cigars], began planting this week, despite being the area of the Island that was the most devastated by Hurricane Ian at the end of September. According to state … Continue reading “Tobacco Planting Begins in the Area of Cuba Most Devastated by Hurricane Ian”

The UN Presents a 42 Million Dollar Plan to Help Thousands of Cubans After Hurricane Ian

EFE/14ymedio, United Nations, Havana, 12 October 2022 — On Tuesday, the United Nations presented an action plan of 42 million dollars with which it hopes to support almost 800,000 people in Cuba affected by Hurricane Ian, both in the short term with emergency aid, and in the medium term to repair damage. According to spokesperson Stéphane … Continue reading “The UN Presents a 42 Million Dollar Plan to Help Thousands of Cubans After Hurricane Ian”

EU to Provide One Million Euros for Cuban Victims of Hurricane Ian

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 8 October 2022 — The European Union will provide one million euros in relief for Cuban victims of Hurricane Ian, which left three dead and multiple people injured. The EU’s diplomatic mission in Havana made the announcement on Saturday. “Hurricane Ian has had a devastating impact on Cuba and it is estimated that … Continue reading “EU to Provide One Million Euros for Cuban Victims of Hurricane Ian”

Alternatives to Providing Cuba’s Communist Regime with Aid for Those Affected by Hurricane Ian

14ymedio, Elias Amor Bravo, Economist, 5 October 2022 — Attentive to the first measures announced by the regime for precariously addressing the effects of Hurricane Ian in Pinar del Rio. The leader has been the minister of Domestic Commerce, Betsy Díaz, who during the first edition of Mesa Redonda (Roundtable) on Cuban TV, announced a … Continue reading “Alternatives to Providing Cuba’s Communist Regime with Aid for Those Affected by Hurricane Ian”