Cuban Rescuers Find More Human Remains at the Site of the Matanzas Supertanker BaseFire

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, 16 August 2022 — Specialized teams found more bone remains at the site of the large industrial fire recorded in Matanzas, the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal, reported on Monday. “The tireless search for bone fragments and objects that could have to do with any of the missing people thought to … Continue reading “Cuban Rescuers Find More Human Remains at the Site of the Matanzas Supertanker BaseFire”

Closure of the Matanzas Supertanker Base Forces Oil Tankers to Unload in Other Cuban Ports

14ymedio, Havana, 12 August 2022 — The fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, not yet fully extinguished, has had a considerable impact on the port activity of that city. Ships carrying oil usually dock there, and their cargo is transported to other parts of the island by land or pipeline. However, the destruction of 50% … Continue reading “Closure of the Matanzas Supertanker Base Forces Oil Tankers to Unload in Other Cuban Ports”

Fire at Matanzas Supertanker Base in Cuba is Controlled After Five Chaotic Days

14ymedio, Havana, 11 August 2022 — Although it recognizes that risks still persist, the Cuban Government declared the fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base extinguished on Wednesday, five days after it began as a result of a lightning strike, according to the official version. In the four affected storage tanks, out of a total of … Continue reading “Fire at Matanzas Supertanker Base in Cuba is Controlled After Five Chaotic Days”

A Cuban Priest Will Celebrate a Mass in Miami for the Victims of the Fire in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 4 September 2022 — José Conrado Rodríguez, a Cuban Catholic priest will officiate this Tuesday a mass in memory of the victims of the fire at the Supertanker Base in Matanzas. The ceremony, also accompanied by Father José Lázaro Vélez, will take place at 7:00 p.m. at Saint Raymond’s Church in Miami. During the … Continue reading “A Cuban Priest Will Celebrate a Mass in Miami for the Victims of the Fire in Matanzas”

Cuba Contacts the United States to Rehabilitate the Area of the Matanzas Fire

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, 27 August 2022 — Cuba maintained a dialogue with experts from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA), to learn about rehabilitation techniques for the area affected by the industrial fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, the Foreign Ministry reported on Friday. Cuban experts asked EPA members for “their assessment of the … Continue reading “Cuba Contacts the United States to Rehabilitate the Area of the Matanzas Fire”

Cuba Receives Humanitarian Aid from Nicaragua and Bolivia Due to the Matanzas Fire

EFE (via 14ymedio), Havana, August 23, 2022 — Cuba received shipments of humanitarian aid from Bolivia and Nicaragua on Monday due to the fire in the Matanzas Supertanker Base, the largest in the history of the country. The donations consist of food, medicine and medical supplies, according to the Cuban Government. The aid coming from … Continue reading “Cuba Receives Humanitarian Aid from Nicaragua and Bolivia Due to the Matanzas Fire”

Cuban Experts Say the Pollution Levels of the Matanzas Fire are ‘Low’

14ymedio/EFE, Havana, August 22, 2022 — The serious fire at the Matanzas Supertanker Base threw out “low” levels of pollutants, the Cuban authorities told the official press on Sunday. Oscar García Martínez, delegate of the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment in Matanzas, said that the main effects are “air quality, as in any … Continue reading “Cuban Experts Say the Pollution Levels of the Matanzas Fire are ‘Low’”

The Fire at Cuba’s Supertanker Base is Out. Good. Now What?

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 12 August 2022 — Nearly a week after the fire started in the industrial zone of Matanzans, it is more than evident that the Cuban communists have been overwhelmed by this catastrophe, for which there was no organization, nor protocols, or anything like that. The state-run communist press, attempting as … Continue reading “The Fire at Cuba’s Supertanker Base is Out. Good. Now What?”

Venezuela Will Rebuild the Matanzas Fuel Tanks it Built for Cuba in 2012

14ymedio, Havana, 17 August 2022 — Venezuela will once again invest in the Matanzas SupertankerBase, where half the fuel tanks were destroyed after the gigantic fire that lasted several days. Nicolás Maduro, reports Prensa Latina, announced on Sunday that he will support the reconstruction of the stricken facility and that he has already instructed the … Continue reading “Venezuela Will Rebuild the Matanzas Fuel Tanks it Built for Cuba in 2012”

The 14 Cubans that the Regime Sent to Die in the Matanzas Fire

14ymedio, Havana | 10 August 2022 — If there is something surprising about the majority of those who disappeared putting out the fire at the Matanzas Super Tanker Base, it is their youth. The Cuban government counts 14 – after having given the initial number of 16 – and affirms that they are firefighters, but the … Continue reading “The 14 Cubans that the Regime Sent to Die in the Matanzas Fire”

The Flames Go Out in Matanzas but the Drama Continues in Cuba

14ymedio, Yoani Sánchez, Generation Y, Havana, 12 August 2022 — The sky has turned blue again over Havana and in the city of Matanzas the flames at the Supertanker Base no longer rise on the horizon. However, the tragedy is still ongoing and the questions we all ask ourselves remain unanswered. Why did the lightning rod system not work? Who ordered taking inexperienced … Continue reading “The Flames Go Out in Matanzas but the Drama Continues in Cuba”

The Avoidance of Responsibility for the Fires in Matanzas, Cuba

14ymedio, Elías Amor Bravo, Economist, 9 August 2022 — The communist state press collects statements by Díaz-Canel in which, in relation to the Matanzas fires, it bets on a new line of communication, according to which “we have confidence that we are going to recover.” And that’s what Cuba needs most right now: trust. At … Continue reading “The Avoidance of Responsibility for the Fires in Matanzas, Cuba”

Cuban Opposition Figure Felix Navarro is Isolated and has Covid in Aguica Prison in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 8 August 2022 — Since last August 4, the Cuban government opponent Félix Navarro has been isolated in the infirmary of the Agüica prison, in Matanzas, due to a new infection by covid-19. The activist Rosa María Payá denounced through Facebook that “for almost three weeks he has not been allowed to communicate with … Continue reading “Cuban Opposition Figure Felix Navarro is Isolated and has Covid in Aguica Prison in Matanzas”

Four Fuel Tanks are Destroyed in Matanzas, Cuba, and ‘The Risk Continues’

14ymedio, Havana, 10 August 2022 — The official information is that the fire that has been devouring the Matanzas Supertanker Base since Friday began to subside this Tuesday. The Cuban Fire Department confirmed that the fourth tank, which exploded on Monday night, collapsed completely, and the state press itself published images of the four melted … Continue reading “Four Fuel Tanks are Destroyed in Matanzas, Cuba, and ‘The Risk Continues’”

Cuban Government Confirms the Third Fuel Tank Collapsed in Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 8 August 2022 — “The fire has taken on a greater magnitude; four tanks are already compromised,” Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Avalos of the Cuban Fire Department said at a press conference on Monday afternoon. The military said that they’re working to prevent the spread of fire to other areas of the Matanzas Supertanker … Continue reading “Cuban Government Confirms the Third Fuel Tank Collapsed in Matanzas”