Aware that the Cuban government sometimes rebuffs hurricane relief from large U.S.-based charities, Cuban Americans and exile organizations are scrambling to come up with ways to help friends and family after Hurricane Irma tore through the island’s north coast.

Broad swaths of the island from Baracoa on the eastern tip to west of Havana are without power and still water-logged after storm surges caused widespread flooding. The government said it was working day and night to restore 15 transmission lines and 1,267 miles of downed power lines.



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Date Title
9/28/17 U.S. plans major withdrawal of staff from embassy in Cuba
Steve Dorsey and Kylie Atwood, CBS News
9/28/17 Clueless on Cuba’s economy
The Economist
9/27/17 Cuba warns U.S. against hasty decisions in mysterious illness in diplomats
Sarah Marsh and Matt Spetalnick, Reuters
9/27/17 Trump’s effort to roll back ‘misguided’ Cuba policy stalls
James Rosen, Fox News
9/24/17 CSG Publishes White Paper Presenting Detailed Recommendations for President Trump's Cuba Policy Files
9/24/17 US diplomats, families in Cuba targeted nearly 50 times by sonic attacks, says US official
Patrick Oppmann and Elise Labott, CNN
9/24/17 How Cuba and Puerto Rico responded to their hurricanes
Will Grant, BBC
9/24/17 Cuba sets up hurricane relief bank account. U.S. citizens should be wary of contributing
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/21/17 Hurricane Irma highlights the problem of Havana’s crumbling homes
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/20/17 Cuba and the Hurricanes of the Caribbean
Jon Lee Anderson, The New Yorker
9/20/17 U.S.-Cuba commission meets for first time during Trump administration
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/19/17 Cuba delays municipal elections due to Irma devastation
Reuters
9/19/17 Trump threatens Venezuela and puts Cuba on notice
Franco Ordoñez, Miami Herald
9/19/17 Risen Energy won the bidding for assisting Cuba in the construction of a 3.9 MW solar PV station
MarketWatch
9/19/17 Cuba Embassy ‘Attacks’ Baffle U.S., Frustrate Victim
Tracy Connor, Mary Murray, and Abigail Williams, NBC News
9/18/17 Our Men and Women in Havana
William M. LeoGrande, Huff Post
9/18/17 US warns would-be Cuba travelers: Consider the risks following Hurricane Irma
Carol Rosenburg, Miami Herald
9/18/17 US to press concerns over incidents in meeting with Cubans
Josh Lederman, ABC News
9/17/17 In Cuba, many Hurricane Irma victims are asking themselves, where is the government?
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald
9/17/17 U.S. considering closing its embassy in Cuba
Carol Morello, Washington Post
9/17/17 Current Record
9/17/17 Hurricane Irma Special Appeal
Friends of Caritas Cubana
9/7/17 Hurricane warnings in effect for Cuba’s north central coast
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/6/17 Hurricane Irma could rake Cuba’s northern coast by Friday
Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald
9/4/17 Cuba begins 5-month political transition
Andrea Rodríguez, ABC News
9/4/17 JetBlue is open for business in Cuba with two Havana ticket offices
Chabeli Herrera and Mimi Whitefield, Miami Herald