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  1. Surprise! Castro regime stifles reports on Hurricane Matthew damageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | Babalu Blog

    As if more proof were needed, here is another instance of the kind of behavior that has earned the Castro regime a ranking as one of the most oppressive in the world. Cuba is ranked 171st out of 180 countries in RSF's 2016 World Press Freedom Index - the lowest position in Latin America.


  2. Crackdown on media in Cuba includes ban on Hurricane Matthew coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | Caribbean News Now!

    HAVANA, Cuba -- The arrests of journalists trying to inform fellow citizens about the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Matthew's passage over eastern Cuba on 4 October are the latest example of how the Cuban government continues its harassment of independent journalism. Their reporting clearly did not please the authorities, Reporters Without Borders reported.


  3. Hurricane Matthew: an Overview of the Damages in CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 21 | Counterpunch

    I've been hearing from Canada that there's not a lot of detailed reporting on the impact of Hurricane Matthew on eastern Cuba, and several in the Canada-Cuba solidarity network have asked that I continue sending out informational backgrounders. Many groups are already planning and mounting their own hurricane relief campaigns including the broad-based Canadian Network on Cuba which has just sent out a call to support the CNC Hurricane Matthew Relief Campaign.


  4. Cuba's Castro dictatorship rejects U.S. aid for victims of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 20 | Babalu Blog

    Despite Obama turning his back on Cuba's besieged dissidents and his complete surrender to the apartheid Castro dictatorship, the Cuban regime has refused to allow aid shipments for the victims of Hurricane Matthew. Instead, the Castros want the U.S. to continue sending cash to organizations in Cuba so they can purchase supplies from the regime at inflated prices.


  5. Reports from Cuba: Populism and demagoguery in BaracoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 19 | Babalu Blog

    Cuba may be the only country in the world where its inhabitants, after losing their homes, furniture, electrical equipment, clothing, medicine, food and water, due to the destruction wrought by a giant hurricane, are "happy" because their leader pays them a visit . Not hopeful, comforted, or excited, but "happy."


  6. Rebuilding efforts underway in Eastern Cuba but U.S. hurricane aid rebuffedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 19 | The Miami Herald

    For many residents of Baracoa, the Cuban city hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, it could be a long time before life returns to normal. Two weeks after the ferocious storm plowed across the eastern tip of the island, schools were back in session and construction materials and heavy equipment from Venezuela and Japan had started to arrive, helping Cuban government efforts to clear roads and restore electricity and communications systems.


  7. Reports from Cuba: 'Periodismo de Barrio' discovers harsh ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 18 | Babalu Blog

    In an editorial published Monday , the independent medium Periodosmo de Barrio distances itself from the ruling party to explain the circumstances of the arrest of its director, Elaine Diaz, and several members of her team while covering, last week, the damage left by the hurricane Matthew in Baracoa in Guantanamo province. Entitled "Who Has The Right to Tell a Country's Stories? All Its Citizens," the article states that the arrests were illegal given that the team from " Periodismo de Barrio didn't violate any law."


  8. Cuban journalists detained while covering hurricane damageRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 18 | CPJ Press Freedom Online

    Cuban state security officers on October 11 briefly detained Elaine DA az RodrA guez, one of Cuba's most prominent independent journalists, along with five of her colleagues from Periodismo de Barrio and two freelancers working with them, while the team attempted to report on storm damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in northeastern Cuba Periodismo de Barrio reported . After a fundraising campaign to pay for the trip, DA az, the founder and editor of the website, and her team traveled from Havana to the northeastern coastal town of Baracoa where they were detained, according to news reports .


  9. A Cuban independent journalist imprisoned in Cuba: 'You cannot...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 16 | Babalu Blog

    As President Obama makes life easier for Cuba's apartheid dictatorship, life gets much harder for the island's brave activists and independent journalists as they continue to pay the price for Obama's "legacy." Journalist Maykel Gonzalez Vivero, a DIARIO DE CUBA collaborator, was released Wednesday after spending three days in a cell in Baracoa, where he had been travelled to report on the ravages of Hurricane Matthew.


  10. Cuba's U.S.-backed dictatorship arrests Cuban journalists for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 14 | Babalu Blog

    When a group of journalists recently attempted to cover the damage left behind by Hurricane Matthew without official permission, Cuban State Security quickly swept in and arrested them all. The Castro regime did not care that one of those journalists was Elaine Diaz , a former professor at the University of Havana who has described herself as a "fiercely loyal" supporter of the apartheid regime and in the past expressed her support for the censorship of media to protect the revolution .


  11. In wake of Hurricane Matthew, UN to deliver food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | Caribbean News Now!

    Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here . The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming.


  12. Cuban journalists arrested for reporting on Hurricane MatthewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 13 | The Miami Herald

    At least six Cuban independent journalists were arrested in the municipality of Baracoa, in the easternmost province of Guantanamo, while they were covering the effects of Hurricane Matthew in the area. According to several reports, journalists Elaine Diaz, founder of Cuban news site Periodismo de Barrio , and colleagues Monica Baro, Julio Batista Rodriguez, Tomas E. Perez and Geysi Guia were detained for reporting without a permit, although they had tried unsuccessfully tried to get permission from the government.


  13. Gay Cuban journalist arrested while covering hurricane aftermathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 12 | Washington Blade

    Maykel Gonzalez Vivero , an independent journalist and LGBT rights advocate, speaks with the Washington Blade in his apartment in Sagua la Grande, Cuba, on May 17, 2015. He said he was arrested in the city of Baracoa while covering the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.


  14. In wake of Hurricane Matthew, UN to deliver food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 12 | United Nations

    WFP and the Government of Cuba will deliver food for 180,000 people affected by Hurricane Matthew, starting with rice and beans, to the entire population of the four hardest-hit municipalities of Guantanamo Province: Baracoa, Maisi, ImA as and San Antonio del Sur. Photo: WFP Cuba 12 October 2016 – The United Nations World Food Programme is working with the Cuban Government to provide food for 180,000 people in hard-hit eastern areas of the island as they cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.


  15. Raul Castro visits hurricane-hit BaracoaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | Reuters

    Cuban President Raul Castro visits the eastern town of Baracoa, which was hit hard by Hurricane Matthew. Rough Cut .


  16. CARICOM secretary general also sympatheticRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | The Gleaner

    David Laffita, 26, constructs a makeshift clothes line as his wife, Julia Elena Azahares, watches, standing in the ruins of their home destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, on Friday. Matthew hit CubaA''s lightly populated eastern tip on Tuesday night, damaging hundreds of homes in the easternmost city of Baracoa, but there were no reports of deaths.


  17. Reports from Cuba: Matthew and oblivion join forces against La Maquina in GuantanamoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | Babalu Blog

    At roughly 900 feet above sea level, the residents of the remote place say that since the passing of Hurricane Matthew the first government aid still hasn't reached the area. "We hid in the bathroom of the house," recalls this farmer who was born in the easternmost point of the island and says he has never having seen anything like what happened during Tuesday night.


  18. Canada to have carbon-cutting measures beyond pricing: ministerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 26, 2016 | Reuters

    ... state of Victoria on Sunday, killing one woman and disrupting power supplies to more than 100,000 people. BARACOA, Cuba Hurricane Matthew reduced much of the Cuban town of Baracoa to rubble, whipping up giant waves that demolished cement buildings ...


  19. Cuban town avoided Hurricane Matthew's deadly fury with preparationRead the original story

    Sunday Oct 9 | Crofs Blogs

    Hurricane Matthew reduced much of the Cuban town of Baracoa to rubble, whipping up giant waves that demolished cement buildings and winds that tore off roofs, but there's one thing it didn't do: take lives. Largely thanks to a rigorous evacuation scheme, Cuba managed to avoid the fate of neighboring Haiti, where nearly 900 deaths have been reported so far in the wake of the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean in nearly a decade.


  20. Aid convoys arrive as Haiti gauges full extent of disasterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 9 | The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Kansas

    ... Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) Residents clean a street muddied by the heavy rains brought by Hurricane Matthew in Baracoa, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Matthew hit Cuba's lightly populated eastern tip Tuesday night, damaging hundreds of homes in the ...