Repeating Islands

Cuban President Raul Castro said that Hurricane Sandy dealt a “really hard blow” to the eastern province of Santiago, the area of the island most affected by the storm, as The Latin American Herald Tribune reports.“It was a really hard blow. It was a strong hurricane that developed rapidly. The reality exceeds everything that the press and television photos can show: Santiago is shocked, it seems to be a bombed city,” said Castro during an exchange with area residents.

“We’re going to get through this. You are battle-hardened people. We’ve known that for more than half a century,” added Gen. Castro in his chat with the residents of Santiago, which is considered to be the cradle of the Cuban Revolution.

Regarding the recovery process, Castro “emphasized maintaining the principle that nobody be left unprotected, for which each specific case needs to be evaluated and immediately reacted to,” the daily…

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