Andrea Rodríguez, The Associated Press

Andrea Rodríguez

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Andrea:

Firefighters battle big blaze at Cuba tank farm for 2nd day

Cuban firefighters have been joined by special teams sent by Mexico and Venezuela as they battle for a second day to control a fire blazing at a big oil tank farm → Read More

17 missing, 121 hurt, 1 dead as fire rages in Cuban oil tank farm

Officials say firefighters and other specialists are still trying to quell the blaze at the Matanzas Supertanker Base, where the fire began during a storm Friday. → Read More

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. → Read More

17 missing, dozens hurt as fire rages in Cuban oil tank farm

HAVANA (AP) — A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled Saturday in the city of Matanzas, where four explosions and flames injured nearly 80 people and left… → Read More

Lightning strike sets off massive fire at Cuban oil tank farm, injuring dozens

A fire set off by a lightning strike at an oil storage facility raged uncontrolled Saturday in the city of Matanza. → Read More

Lightning sets off fire at Cuban oil tank farm, dozens hurt

Cuban authorities say lightning struck a crude oil storage tank in the city of Matanzas, causing a fire that led to four explosions which injured more than 50 people → Read More

Diesel lacking for Cuba drivers as fuel used for electricity

Some drivers have been lining up for days — occasionally even more than a week — to fill up with diesel in Cuba → Read More

'Historic' Cuban official, José Ramón Balaguer, dies at 90

A longtime member of Cuba’s communist leadership has died at age 90 → Read More

A year after protests, Cuba struggles to emerge from crisis

A year after the largest protests in decades shook Cuba’s single-party government, hundreds of people who participated are in prison and the economic and political factors that caused the demonstrations largely remain → Read More

In Cuba, caution and confusion meet eased US sanctions

HAVANA (AP) — Marylín Álvarez seemed to be just the sort of person that eased American sanctions on Cuba were meant to help. With the aid of money sent by a cousin living in the United States, she began transforming the entrance to her ground-floor apartment into a tiny cafe about four years ago. It was one of myriad small private businesses blossoming on the Communist-led island as U. S.… → Read More

Cuba hotel explosion badly damaged major Baptist church

HAVANA (AP) — Alejandro Clemente González was talking with an electrician while preparing for weekend services at Cuba's most important Baptist church when an enormous explosion shook the building and shattered the 19th century dome towering far above the pews. → Read More

Cuba hotel blast toll rises to 42

Searchers on Tuesday continued to hunt through the ruins for people who remain missing — including two maids and a cook — as experts began to consider the fate of → Read More

Death toll climbs in Havana hotel explosion

Three workers remain missing, believed to be buried under the debris. → Read More

Dogs search for survivors; Cuba hotel collapse kills 30

Search crews with dogs on Sunday hunted through the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba’s capital for survivors of a devastating explosion while officials raised the number of known dead to 30. → Read More

At least 30 dead after hotel explodes in Cuba; dogs searching for survivors

HAVANA (AP) — Search crews with dogs on Sunday hunted through the ruins of a luxury hotel in Cuba's capital for survivors of a devastating explosion while officials raised the number of known dead to 30. The Hotel Saratoga, a five-star 96-room hotel in Old Havana, was preparing to reopen after being closed for two years when an apparent gas leak ignited, blowing the outer walls into the busy,… → Read More

Desperate search for survivors in Cuba hotel blast; 26 dead

Relatives of the missing in Cuba’s capital desperately searched Saturday for victims of an explosion at one of Havana's most luxurious hotels that killed at least 26 people. They checked → Read More

Search on for victims after Cuba luxury hotel blast kills 25

HAVANA (AP) — Rescuers in Cuba's capital searched Saturday to find survivors of an explosion that killed at least 25 people and devastated a luxury hotel that once hosted dignitaries and celebrities, including Beyoncé and Jay-Z. A natural gas leak was the apparent cause of Friday's blast at Havana's 96-room Hotel Saratoga. → Read More

Explosion at luxury Havana hotel kills 22, injures dozens

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a natural gas leak has blown away outer walls from a five-star hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital, killing at least 22 people and injuring dozens → Read More

Powerful blast at Havana hotel kills at least 9, injures 40

A powerful explosion apparently caused by a gas leak has blown away outer walls from a five-star hotel in the heart of Cuba’s capital, killing at least nine people and injuring 40 → Read More

Powerful blast at Havana hotel kills 8 people, injures 40

The blast at the Hotel Saratoga, a 19th century structure in Old Havana, apparently was due to a gas leak. → Read More