Havana tornado

Cuba Arrests U.S. Flag Protester for Trying to Help Tornado Victims

Police arrested Daniel Llorente, a Cuban dissident who spent over a year imprisoned in a psychiatric facility for waving a U.S. flag at the 2017 communist May Day parade, on Sunday after he appeared in the devastated Havana neighborhood of Regla and attempted to provide aid to those affected by this month’s tornado.

Cuban dissident Daniel Llorente Miranda, an anti-communist, pro-American protester, has been placed in one of the nation’s most notorious mental institutions following his interruption of the annual May Day parade, where he ran down the parade route waving an American flag.

Maduro Sends 100 Tons of Aid to Cuba, Rejects Aid for Venezuelans

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro approved the delivery this week of 100 tons of aid to Havana in the aftermath of a rare tornado landing in the heart of the city. Maduro has spent much of the past three years rejecting pressure to accept humanitarian aid for Venezuelans, most of which do not have access to medicine or sufficient food to survive.

Three dead, 172 injured in Havana tornado