The Reconstruction of Cuba’s Matanzas Supertanker Base Accumulates Delays

14ymedio, Havana, 3 April 2024 —  The reconstruction of the fuel tanks at the Matanzas Supertanker Base is progressing at a slow pace. Four months after the deadline that the authorities set for the construction of the first tank, the images shared days ago by the Matanzas Fuel Marketer reveal that the structure of the … Continue reading “The Reconstruction of Cuba’s Matanzas Supertanker Base Accumulates Delays”

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

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 Base Fire”

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”

Susely Morfa Is Described as a ‘Great Leader’ By those Firing Her As First Secretary in Matanzas, Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 31 March 2024 —  Psychologist Susely Morfa González, political leader of the Island who stood out in the acts of repudiation against Cuban activists at the Summit of the Americas, in 2015 in Panama, and who served as secretary of the Communist Party (PCC) in the province of Matanzas, was dismissed from that … Continue reading “Susely Morfa Is Described as a ‘Great Leader’ By those Firing Her As First Secretary in Matanzas, Cuba”

The Trail of Oil Sent to Cuba Is Lost Between the Cienfuegos Refinery and Matanzas

14ymedio, Havana, 7 June 2023 — Every day, more than ten tanker trucks with the Unión Cuba-Petróleo (Cupet) logo depart from the Cienfuegos refinery and embark on a long route that takes them to Matanzas, passing through the municipalities of Palmira, Cruces, Lajas, El Diamante and Aguada de Pasajeros. The journey of 121 miles takes … Continue reading “The Trail of Oil Sent to Cuba Is Lost Between the Cienfuegos Refinery and Matanzas”

Paraguay Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba for Hurricane Ian and the Industrial Fire in Matanzas

EFE (via 14ymedio), Asunción, 5 April 2023 — Paraguay will send seven tons of medical materials to Cuba as part of humanitarian aid following the consequences of the fire at the Matanzas Supertanker base, which caused the deaths of 17 people last August, the Paraguayan Foreign Ministry. The medical supplies are also delivered “in response … Continue reading “Paraguay Sends Humanitarian Aid to Cuba for Hurricane Ian and the Industrial Fire in Matanzas”

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”