Only One of the Children Injured in the Saratoga Hotel Remains Hospitalized in Cuba

EFE/14ymedio, Havana, 4 June 2022 — The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported this Friday that only one child of those injured in the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel on May 6 remains hospitalized and with a care report. The daily report of the Ministry of Health on the state of convalescents after the explosion … Continue reading “Only One of the Children Injured in the Saratoga Hotel Remains Hospitalized in Cuba”

A Month After the Explosion of the Saratoga Hotel, Cubans Seek Answers

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 6 June 2022 — Still surrounded by a strong police operation and with metal fences to prevent the passage of pedestrians and vehicles, the deteriorated structure of the Saratoga Hotel continues to remind everyone who approaches about the explosion of a month ago that destroyed part of the building and … Continue reading “A Month After the Explosion of the Saratoga Hotel, Cubans Seek Answers”

After Days of Popular Demands, Official Mourning is Decreed in Cuba for the Victims of the Saratoga Hotel Explosion

14ymedio, Havana, 12 May 2022 — On Thursday, almost a week after the explosion of the Saratoga hotel in Havana, the Cuban government decreed official mourning. It has done so just after the announcement of the discovery of the body of the last of the victims who were listed as missing in the explosion. There … Continue reading “After Days of Popular Demands, Official Mourning is Decreed in Cuba for the Victims of the Saratoga Hotel Explosion”

The Faces of the 45 Victims of the Gas Explosion in Havana’s Saratoga Hotel

14ymedio, Havana, 12 May 2022 — On Thursday the rescue services found the body of the last person listed as missing since the explosion, last Friday, in the Saratoga Hotel, bringing the death toll to 45. The fatalities are more than a number. However, little is known of their personal histories. With the support of social … Continue reading “The Faces of the 45 Victims of the Gas Explosion in Havana’s Saratoga Hotel”

The Saratoga Hotel’s Decline Began as Soon as the Military Took It Over

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodriguez / Olea Gallardo, Havana, 11 May 2022 — Though an explosion at the luxurious Saratoga Hotel last Friday led to the deaths of at least forty-three people and the destruction of an iconic Havana landmark, the seeds of its demise were planted within its walls much earlier. Specifically, this was in … Continue reading “The Saratoga Hotel’s Decline Began as Soon as the Military Took It Over”

Deaths from Explosion at Havana’s Saratoga Hotel Rises to 43

Three new bodies were found under the rubble of the Saratoga Hotel on Tuesday, four days after the explosion. With this, the deceased number 43, according to the data revealed by the rescue teams. Two of the latest victims lived in the building next to the hotel, which partially collapsed. They are Juan Carlos Díaz Álvarez, … Continue reading “Deaths from Explosion at Havana’s Saratoga Hotel Rises to 43”

The Body of a Tourist Who Died in the Saratoga Hotel in Havana Will Arrive in Spain this Week

EFE (via 14ymedio), Madrid, 8 May 2022 — The lifeless body of Cristina López-Cerón, the Spanish tourist who died in last  Friday’s explosion at Havana’s Saratoga Hotel, will arrive in Spain at the end of this week, according to sources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Spanish ambassador in Cuba, Ángel Martín Peccis, and … Continue reading “The Body of a Tourist Who Died in the Saratoga Hotel in Havana Will Arrive in Spain this Week”

Havana’s El Calvario Baptist Church Suffered Serious Damage from the Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel

14ymedio, Havana, 6 May 2022 — The explosion that destroyed the Saratoga Hotel this Friday in Havana has also affected numerous buildings around it. One of them is the El Calvario church, headquarters of the Western Baptist Convention, which lost its roof as a result of the explosion In a statement made public in the … Continue reading “Havana’s El Calvario Baptist Church Suffered Serious Damage from the Explosion at the Saratoga Hotel”

Havana, Cuba: Anguish Grows as Search Continues for Survivors at the Saratoga Hotel

14ymedio, Juan Diego Rodríguez, Havana, 7 May 2022 — Barely 24 hours after the explosion at the Saratoga Hotel in Havana, the area still looks like a battlefield and there are already 32 dead, 19 missing and 56 injured. A police cordon surrounds the area from the Parque de la Fraternidad to prevent pedestrians from … Continue reading “Havana, Cuba: Anguish Grows as Search Continues for Survivors at the Saratoga Hotel”

Cuba: Explosion at Havana’s Saratoga Hotel Has Killed 22, So Far

14ymedio, Havana, 6 May 2022 — The Cuban government lamented, this Friday afternoon, the death of 22 people, “including a pregnant woman and a child” due to the explosion of the Saratoga hotel in Havana. In a press conference held by the medical authorities, it was detailed that there are three children in critical condition, … Continue reading “Cuba: Explosion at Havana’s Saratoga Hotel Has Killed 22, So Far”

Cuba Continues to Build Hotels with Money of Unknown Origin and for Non-Existent Tourists

14ymedio, Havana, 12 May 2022 — More than 8,930 rooms of the almost 78,000 that Cuba has will remain empty in 2022. The Cuban economist Pedro Monreal, reports that some 1,473 million dollars were invested in these rooms, without revealing the origin of this investment. Monreal suggests adopting “a pause” in hotel investments and targeting … Continue reading “Cuba Continues to Build Hotels with Money of Unknown Origin and for Non-Existent Tourists”

One of the Ninety-Nine Injured in the Saratogo Hotel Explosion Has Died

14ymedio, Havana, 13 May 2022 — Saturday’s explosion at the Saratoga hotel a week ago has taken another life according to an announcement by the Ministry of Public Health. This raises the death toll to forty-six. The victim was Jose Antonio Ferrer Acanda, a 63-year-old Havana resident, who was taken to Calixto Garcia Hospital in … Continue reading “One of the Ninety-Nine Injured in the Saratogo Hotel Explosion Has Died”

The Procession for Our Lady of Charity Draws a Crowd in Havana

Some with candles, with very few sunflowers, that is how the devotees entered the church of the Virgen de la Caridad de El Cobre on the corner of Manrique and Salud Streets, in Centro Habana. This Thursday, the day on which the Patron Saint of Cuba is celebrated, inflation has also been noted in the … Continue reading “The Procession for Our Lady of Charity Draws a Crowd in Havana”

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”