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Two tornados, a year later


If we talk about challenging years, 2019 undoubtedly stands out for Havana. On January 2019, city residents lived a moment we will never forget. Just as the city was preparing to celebrate its 500th anniversary, we learned how the power of the wind could destroy everything in its path. On the evening of Sunday, January 27, residents of the municipalities of Diez de Octubre, Regla, San Miguel del Padrón, Guanabacoa and part of Havana del Este experienced a phenomenon like no other, which left six dead and injured over 190, while 5,000 suffered damages and substantial material losses.

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For a more beautiful, orderly city

Diaz Cannel Habana

A broad program including Havana’s 15 municipalities is underway to reach the 500th anniversary of its founding with a more beautiful and orderly city, and make the date one of the most important events of 2019.

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Recovery efforts advancing in Villa Clara

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Although much still remains to be done, progress is being made to repair damage caused by Hurricane Irma, above all to housing, where the greatest amount of damage was reported, stated Division General Ramón Pardo Guerra, National Civil Defense Chief of Staff, who presided a ceremony in which 88 new homes were unveiled in the community of Aguada de Moya.

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Raúl: We will recover

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“It is now vital to identify the damages precisely and as quickly as possible, in order to determine what is needed in each place,” Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated during a working meeting held this Monday, October 10, at the Municipal Defense Council. Raúl outlined key issues for the recovery of the municipality of Maisí, where the towns of La Máquina (municipal capital), Punta de Maisí and Los Llanos, were the hardest hit with the passage of Hurricane Matthew.