Firefighters subdue deadly blaze at key oil facility in Cuba
Cuba authorities say a deadly fire that has consumed at least half of a large oil storage facility in western Cuba and threatens to bring more power failures to the island's already fragile electric system has been largely controlled after nearly five days.
17 missing, dozens hurt as fire rages in Cuban oil tank farm
Cuban authorities say a fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility is raging uncontrolled in the city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured nearly 80 people and left 17 firefighters missing.sun-sentinel.com
Virus slams Cuba as it races to roll out its new vaccines
The COVID-19 pandemic is slamming Cuba like never before, even as the country races to roll out its homegrown vaccines — the only locally developed shots being widely used in Latin America. The island had seen far fewer infections that most other Latin American nations over the first year or so of the disease, imposing strict quarantines, isolating the infected and shutting down its tourism industry despite devastating economic consequences. The first three weeks of July have accounted for about 100,000 of the nearly 300,000 infections recorded altogether in Cuba since the first case arrived some 16 months ago.news.yahoo.com
Violent crackdown in Cuba: Soldiers leave ‘pool of blood’ during arrest in Cárdenas, activist says
Vito LaNave said his friend in Cuba was panicking. The South Florida resident said his friend in Havana sent him text messages asking him to tell friends in Miami that Cuban police officers were arresting, beating, and killing unarmed civilians.