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Cuban doctors treat Mexico’s earthquake victims

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A day after opening, the Cuban field hospital set up in Ixtepec, Oaxaca state, was filled with people, many of whom were affected by the earthquakes which struck the country this September.

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Dominica is in shock

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dominica-huracanTwo weeks after Dominica was devastated by Hurricane Maria’s winds of over 250 kilometers per hour, the island remains in a state of shock. “It looked like a tornado,” Debora Bowerstold Granma. Aged 70, she clearly remembers when Hurricane David struck the island four decades ago. “This was twice as bad,” she stressed.

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The Havana Malecón preparing to reopen

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After two weeks of intense work to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma to Havana’s Malecon, parts of the avenue and its surrounding areas are set to reopen October 1. The avenue is closed due to repair works currently underway, stated Raúl Díaz Guadarrama, director general of the National Roads Administration Center, speaking to ACN.

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Over 1,300 families living in remote areas receive building supplies

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A total of 1,379 families living in remote areas, whose homes were completely destroyed by Hurricane Matthew, have to date received essential materials to rebuild their houses. The state has provided families with 18 zinc roofing panels, 20 bags of cement, a sink, cables and screws for those living in areas with electricity; while beneficiaries themselves are responsible for obtaining wood, sourced primarily from palm trees and others brought down by the storm.