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Cuba, torn after the passage of Hurricane Ian

Cuba, torn after the passage of Hurricane Ian

The gigantic trees uprooted by Hurricane Ian are still collapsed on the streets of Havana this Thursday. How many more days will they be like this? The answer is uncertain. The Cuban Government said that “it works intensely”, without detailing what they are consisting of his homeworks.

In numerous windows, broken glass hangs, destroyed by the force of the wind, with the consequent danger of becoming guillotines if they fall to the ground from high floors.

Bread and biscuits, like electricity, collapsed due to the collapse of the National Electric System (SEN) after the passage of the cyclone, are still missing. Hospitals and hotels, especially the large ones, are poles of attraction for those seeking current for your phones.

Bread and biscuits, like electricity, collapsed due to the collapse of the National Electric System (SEN) after the passage of the cyclone, are still missing

The Habana Libre, one of those oasis of electricity, not only offered electricity, but also food in its cafeteria. With the usually high prices, yes.

The cost of food, on the other hand, is evident in the markets. Since last week, for example, the red bean has risen from 130 to 150 pesos, the papaya from 30 to 40, and the cucumber from 50 to 80.

From early on, San Lázaro street is in chaos due to the movement of cars and people. One of the main arteries of Centro Habana is also, precisely, the route through which traffic is diverted when the Malecón is closed.

And indeed, it was closed, due to “penetrations”, the failed euphemism of the authorities to call the entrance of the waves of the sea.

Usually one of the most photographed images of the Cuban capital by local and foreign visitors, the hurricane had left another image: the torn flag at G Street. Quite a metaphor.

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