the state company Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) sent specialized personnel to Cuba to support the attempts to extinguish the raging fire that broke out at the Matanzas Supertanker Base this Friday.
According to the official site CubadebateMexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador issued a presidential order to send aid to Cuba.
The fire in Matanzas and subsequent explosions of two oil deposits left one dead and 77 injured. In addition, 17 firefighters who were in the closest area trying to prevent the spread of the fire are missing.
Cuban authorities acknowledged that the fire is still out of control and asked for international help to manage the crisis. The United States government expressed his willingness to help and assured that US laws allow aid to be provided to the island in disaster situations.
The Director General of the United States of the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carlos Fernández de Cossío, thanked the Joe Biden administration and said that his government offered technical advice to Cuban specialists.
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