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"patrick ofman" Discussed on The Takeaway
"With a spike in cova one thousand nine cases and deaths in response to the surgeon cases. Cuban healthcare workers have taken the unprecedented step of posting social media videos. Criticizing the government's response to the pandemic on the island. The cuban government has tried to limit online descent with a new law labeling many critical posts as fake news and banning their creation and distribution. For more on this. I'm joined by patrick. Ofman a cnn. International correspondent in havana bureau chief. Welcome back to the show. Patrick thank you so much all right patrick. Last time we talked. We heard that hundreds of demonstrators had been arrested. Do you know if folks have been released. Are there still people who have been detain. There are so many people who are detained in facing trial some the cases have gotten publicity or just. There was nothing really there behind the charges. Those people were facing they have been released in and we have asked to cuban government as have other journalists. How many people are detained. How many people are still facing trial and they just refused to answer that. But we know it's in the hundreds. Some people have already been sentenced for up to year simply for being out on the street. When the protests were happening for filming the protests live streaming the protests and other people who the cuban government accuses of trying to encourage people to protests or breaking into stores or fighting with police. Are those people face a far more serious charges but certainly there are hundreds of people now that they continue to remain behind bars and likely will face some serious prison time. You have a sense of the conditions of detainment for for folks who have in. Fact been detained. I've talked to relatives at some people who were convicted but then released on appeal and they say to me. They never had access to attorneys that. They were tried in a mass trial with twenty other people. That didn't know who they were or they were involved with. Those people did and that Essentially these trials took place In a day and that they were all of a sudden sends to a year or more in prison. The cuban government says that everyone has the right to an attorney that Children were not arrested or facing trial in yet. There's a lot of evidence that seems to indicate that what they've said to us is not true and again because american audiences often don't know much about what's happening on a day-to-day basis in cuba. It's kind of detention and these mass trials and the inability to defend oneself. Is that relatively new. Is it just surprising. Relative to the size and scope or is this something that is consistent of course We've never seen it on the scale. But it is consistent with the cuban justice system which most outside observers would say is not independent justice system. You don't have the judge's overruling the government or letting people go. We just haven't seen it on the scale before. Because what happened on july eleventh and afterwards never really happened in decades in this country where you had thousands of people not just here nevada but a process island literally every major city in small towns in the silent thousands of people coming out and saying that they'd had enough that they were angry about the handling of the pandemic and just so many people coming out and saying they want freedom that they felt that they had not had freedom in their lifetimes and that is something that they were demanding. The government responded very very harshly by cracking down by cutting off the internet and now with these mass trials and as well trying to essentially warn people about their use of social media in the future. Let's talk a little bit about the doctors and healthcare workers who are sort of doing this online social protests around the kovic pandemic. What kind of prompted this. It really is one of the more extra things. I've seen in nine years of living in here in reporting full-time on cuba but the cohen situation is very very dr here. Even though cuba did take the very impressive step of coming up with their own vaccines that delayed. Deploying those vaccines in cuba for the longest time has not accepted back scenes from other countries. They said no we can do this. We have a biotech industry. We're gonna Molly come with vaccines for ourselves. What we can sell them overseas but that meant that they vaccinated a lot. Later began vaccinating a lot later than other countries and with the delta. Marion is just overwhelmed. Hospitals here were already a lot of medicines were in short supply and in the midst of of the worst of this crisis. You had the cubes. Prime minister go to a really hard province Criticizing the doctors usually treated as heroes have been working around the clock. Seven days a week at on the front lines of really a worsening crisis in and he said that the complaints that a lot of people have been voicing more openly that that the doctors of bore some of the responsibility for the the. The problems that we've seen a number of doctors now. Dozens of them came out using their names showing their faces on social media. Recording videos in saying that healthcare system has collapsed. There's no that there has been shortages of oxygen. That's caused people to die. The government has not been honest about of the cova numbers of cases and deaths that it's much much worse than the government's been leading on and this is really unprecedented because doctors of course worked for the government here. The government decides that a doctor of has embarrassed the government or broken the regulations. That's the end of that. Doctors career could be worse than could on under these new laws perhaps Face some some legal penalties so it's quite a brave move for the doctors to come out at shows that they feel they have nothing left to lose and so far we've not heard about any doctors actually losing their jobs there just in such short supply right now but certainly they're gonna have a black mark next to their names. The government is very upset to these. Doctors took this unprecedented steps to come out and criticize the government's handling of the dynamic. It's an interesting point. Though patrick that that the pandemic itself also gives them sort of relative power that they might not typically have. Because you simply can't do. Without all of your potential healthcare providers the bringing doctors back from from countries around the world. Were they sent doctors. Countries like cuba's ally venezuela and countries. That have been paying for those dr services that are also hard hit by the pandemic now cuba's pulling those doctors back because they don't have enough doctors here in you're hearing not only about people dying because they don't have basic medicines here to treat a bit but also dying because they don't have medications for cancer treatment and other things that you know typically You would have medicine here for and you to hospitals now and they are overrun with cova. Patients they are lacking basic basic medicines and even people who are able to find the medicines by black market when they go to hospitals to give those medicines to the doctors for the relatives. The doctors say we're not allowed to use those medicines unless you can show me receipt. E bought them at a pharmacy But of course. Pharmacies are absolute empty. Here they're completely picked over and so people are very frustrated that the government can't seem to treat people but then doesn't let you find the medicines if you were able to track them down and it's worth noting that hurricane season is not over yet that hurricane adages pass through as a cat one. I'm wondering given the conditions you've just described what happens. If larger hurricane comes to to cuba it really could be the straw. The brexit camel's back i've talked to government officials and they've they said that they're basically crossing fingers. It doesn't happen because of course like anywhere else in the world. Even though cuba has a lot of experience with hurricanes hurricanes they knock out the power for weeks They caused major disruptions And really that has been one of the things that kicked off the protests that when the government would which already is cash because there's been no tourism during the pandemic is already seeing disruptions in the in the power grid just on a regular daily basis and it was in the small town near havana. Power outages lasted about a week That didn't have anything to do with a hurricane of that's what caused people initially to go into the street and then we saw the cascade effect across this island so if hurricane were to come as they have in the past and knock out the power much of this island for for days or weeks you could expect there would be civil disturbances of people really feel that. They are kind of the end of their rope in something like that. Which of course would disrupt the food supply and just slam this government already. When they're on their knees would probably have some major ripple effect so people certainly in the government or are praying. That doesn't happen but of course it's up to other nature. Patrick upman is a cnn. International correspondent in havana bureau chief. Thanks again patrick. Well thank you okay. Folks that's the show but before we go. Let's take a listen to some slice of life moments from you out there that we've been asking you for a small snippet of your life and audio form and you have been amazing that we're going through them and we're gonna have a bigger piece of your audio american pie next week. But we couldn't resist playing this one from peter in berkeley california okay the takeaway. You asked for a sound snippet from my daily life. Well i've been enjoying the.
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"patrick ofman" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"To i. Average cubans are taking to the streets. I'm kimberly atkin store. This is on point. This is on point. I'm kimberly atkins store this hour. We're looking into the protests in cuba and the crackdown. That has followed. My guests are arlando pardo. He's a cuban artist writer and blogger. Living in the us and monica borough cuban independent journalists now living in madrid ever since the government shutdown. The internet accurate news facts and figures have been very hard to come by both for those living in cuba and for the rest of the world to try to get some idea of the latest. We reached out to patrick ofman. Havana bureau chief for cnn. Even on the ground he found it hard to get exact numbers on arrests and deaths and other information. The picture now is the island is really really from something that has never happened. Before in the history of the revolution is that you had protests the entire island. They said again and again not name of nia were not afraid. That's not something usually here in cuba they. They shouted this at least to the face and for once or more protesters than there were cops. You know it's usually the other way around and this time because there were so many more people protesting the police really couldn't close it down for for for quite some time and people maybe even for the first time in their lives had the ability event. Atman says it's hard to know whether sporadic protests continue in other towns but one thing is absolutely clear. The government is cracking down there. On high alert wral. Castro has been called back into this supposedly retired but now he's taking part in an emergency meetings. you've seen other older commandants. Who fought with fidel and raul being brought back to sort of make sure that certain provinces are under control now and the president of cuba. This is really is biggest test. Today is trying to show that. He's a tough guy that he's not gonna put up with any of this atman says the main story now is arrests and beatings across the country. The crackdown is well underway. The government is retaking control of the streets and they've made it clear that if they can find anybody and everybody was involved in this protest. That person's gonna pay a price. There's a heavier police presence. Lena vanna where. I am and proc- island but one of the things the government here uses it. Is they get people that are rapid response brigade. Sick call them. It's very rough. There are people who were just sometimes armed with bats and their job is to keep protestors from taking to the streets that was. Cnn's patrick ofman in havana. I want to point out as well that despite these crackdowns that are taking place on the island cuba's president miguel diaz canal according to the associated press acknowledged wednesday that government shortcomings in the lead up to the unrest Played apart this. He said in part quote we have. We also have to carry out a critical analysis of our problems in order to act and overcome and re avoid their repetition. So i want to turn to you. orlando this a little bit of acknowledgement from the cuban president. What do you. What do you make of that. Well i would ask. President media's canal president appointed not elected the canal. What about considering at some point of his political career for life stepping aside stepping down the people has the right to keep protesting on this trade for different causes. Resuls like in any free country like in america. It could be short dishes scar sti but at some point it's also about political and civil rights civil rights movement starting to the ballot in cuba and it will not stop the crackdown certainly is going to stop the process for days or weeks or month. But after you send in your body in your soul freedom after you get read of the mask is like a simulation kosher of fear that somehow becomes a kosher kosher of simulation on fear it's reversible. You are emancipated and these was done by the people not by the leaders of civil society and the people have felt the power of the people. We are a communist country and southerly in the communist country. The people doesn't matter so in this moment i think many younger especially johnny gneration. Npr has shown here some has played some videos of even if people in their seventies and eighties dragging riding and bdo saying. I didn't think to live to see this precedent mega. Yes you're not in the. You're not there as a vertical monolithic ruler. You are just a server of the people and the people will be claiming for you to step down on. We should have safe and plural elections in q. All of cubans are communists and communist. Party is the only one legal in cuba. we are also socialist. We're also social. Democrats will also conservative. We'll also lever us. We all belong in q. So i wanna talk about the things that led up the the factors that led up to this and I wanna play this sound from an elderly woman who said she was going to join the younger protesters and explained why. I'm tired of being hungry of having to struggle. I don't have water. i don't have anything. I have trouble breathing. I look for fan. But i can't turn it on because there's no electricity you get tired of it. All you go crazy. I have to get an operation on my eye. And i can't find anybody to do it. The cataract and i can barely see out of my other. I either so monica. The the factors that led up to this are complex. There are the aspects of Freedom and liberation that orlando was just speaking to but they're also critical food shortages electricity shortages infrastructure problems Help us understand what is happening there. That caused this moment on sunday in cuba. There's a huge crisis. Of course there is a is a worst because of the pandemic bad the recent the the the causes of this crisis came from from years ago and i think that the the government has a great responsibility in india reality that we are living in cuba or that. We are seeing you right now. Of course the the embargo ha said role in. What's going on. But i think that the lack of of economic freedom and political freedom is the key to understand what is going on in cuba because there are a lot of solutions that people that society people who lives outside. Cuba are providing since years ago. Also many economists and other specialists are trying to explain to the government who are responsible to do in cuba in order to advance in order to change the reality and provide quality to the people who is living kyowa and the government. Just don don listen. What the specialists. What the professionals are saying. Since a lot of years ago the we saw yesterday that they approved the importation of different Products especially food and medicines from. But this is something that people were claiming since auto in in order to respond to the today's lack of everything not only medicines and food that also a lack of condoms for example on that like a huge issue because affect directly the health of people on the equality of their so. There are a lot of courses but i. I think that the main causes of this crisis is the lack of freedom because people want to participate in the solution of the problems. People want to take a the contract of their lives. Want to to determine the destiny of the nation and the government. Just don't listen. What what. The dose analysts and what the people has to say. Why do people wants so. I want to bring in. Richard feinberg into the conversation. He's a professor. Emeritus of international political economy at uc san diego and he's worked in the white house state and treasury departments in the ford carter and clinton administrations and was a senior director for inter american affairs for the national security council under president. Clinton richard welcome nice to be with you and so we're talking about the causes. Of course one Caused that some claim Is a is a factor on this are is. Us policy Both the ongoing embargo as well as some of the executive actions that former president trump took during his administration. Can you talk about that. And give your thoughts ashore in terms of the causes of the economic crisis on the island of course mismanagement by socialist economy over many decades. An important underlying factor. But i was listening to. Us secretary of state. Tony lincoln the other day. Saying united states has nothing to do with. What's going on in the cuban economy That's a spectacularly disingenuous statement the us for decades but particularly the trump administration did everything it could to strangle the small cuban economy We've also been supporting dissident groups on the island and their relations in south florida very publicly also for many years so it spectacular disingenuous. Us has nothing to do with the current crisis on the island now..
Bahamians look for way off storm-ravaged island as death toll climbs
"Authorities in the bahamas say they are expecting even more horrible news in the wake of hurricane dorian medical staff telling c._n._n. As they treat the many wounded that they are dreading and bracing themselves to learn how many are dead the storm killed at least thirty people by last official count but given the overwhelming damage to the islands and the hundreds of people who remain missing behaving officials believed the real death toll is quote quote unimaginable new video. Today gives an example of hurricane durians forest. You're looking right now at a hummer. That's around six thousand pounds. The the powerful floodwaters picked up that vehicle and slammed it through the side of house during his currently off north carolina's outer banks as a category one hurricane still flooding towns and knocking out power but it is the bahamas reeling from total disaster the u._s. coastguard alone has rescued get more than two hundred people there. A helicopter crew described seeing the avocado islands in the bahamas for the first time. The town was just looks like a landfill saw. The houses were dismantled. It was trash everywhere in ever c._n._n.'s patrick ofman reports parts for us now from the bahamas where he tells us he was struck by the silence and the destruction and the stench of death areas of of grand bahama island means driving through still flooded streets demand streets that are no longer streets. This area in the east of the island highland has until now been inaccessible since the storm little to no help has arrived the force of the hurricane through cars through buildings the storm orbital out here the category five leveling whole towns many rode out the storm in their homes. Many did not survive pastor. Joey saunders was on the third floor of his home with his son. When the storm surge crashed in these saturday make out to the second floor of the house and been put ten minutes in aside to flow to the third floor you know in the modern that flow optima head and we felt like strong current trying to break loose everything he cracks and this was in the middle of the night one thirty in the morning and then the current was so strong then the roof sarah to lift a nest thing i remember i was underneath the water my son's getting i noticed he had to searched like i guess he just disappeared socially and i heard him screaming daddy daddy daddy. He was in the water at that point right. He's ready gone in minutes later. When i came on the water i tried my hand. I caught onto the trust and re roof carried mealy so we will lake but six hundred feet away away from each other's for two days and be caught up into the pine tree with thirty two feet high surf the water carried. You know pine tree in the middle of the night. Your son was a ways away from you. What was going through your mind. You must have been terrified. Yes i was hoping that he was alive and he thought i had also also wasn't tells you know the two days later that'd be so he was under the trailer idea not sold another government has warn warn people the death count could spike in places like iraq where everyone knows of dead or missing family and neighbors that news is no surprise even though this is one of the hardest hit areas help from the government is yet to arrive either. The government is on his way. He doesn't take a bit of time. Can you are the settlements but they do anything. Gradually you know. Do you wish they were moving quicker. I yes i wish it can move quicker. People desperately need food and water before time time runs out a lot of lost most of their clothes water food basics right now. It and we are in the town of hierarchy. This is where dorian category five came in installed. These people had category five winds for over for four hours. They say behind me what house just had the front of it knocked in and it was completely flooded. Believe it or not this used to be a neighborhood. There was house after house <music> after house. They were all gone. There were three people who were in this house. A mother her daughter and a granddaughter houses swept away into the ocean knows where they are. They are officially listed as missing but residents say they fear that most likely they were swept in the ocean and it will never be seen again throughout the day. We've seen helicopters coast guard helicopters hovering over spots in this area residents say that's how they know. Another body has been found and the grim work continues and at this point we're told by residents. They don't expect for anymore survivors to be jake patrick ottoman. Thanks so much for that story c. n. N.'s paula newton joins me now live from a different part of the islands <hes> she's at an airfield in nassau which is now being used as a staging area for aid and rescue rescue teams in paula. I mean frankly it could take years for the bahamas to recover from this. If ever the bahamas will be for for many decades likely transformed by this and the reason is that you were dealing with islands and keys that are isolated at times spanning over several hundred miles this says the deployment area unfortunately jake and not for lack of trying with the aid effort has been in fact spotty and chaotic you have that mix of both government and volunteer aid and given they they said how widespread the needed the need is it is difficult to really ascertain if people are getting everything that they need and when we first start with the basics the food in the water then there's people who need to be evacuated and then as patrick just told you in very grim detail there is search and recovery and that search and recovery mission is also very important gordon because it keeps away disease that call listen. We're here in nassau. This is also where they're bringing evacuees. I spoke to elizabeth nixon. I mean her story about. Even getting outta here was crazy. They put the kids or nieces and nephews in coolers to get them out but after that they had to split up at the airport in marsh harbour what happens some of them came here. Those children with some relatives tips are still at the airport tick. Listen to elizabeth nixon. Those babies can't stand minute avenue eaten last night. They said there was an airport and they they at the airport right now. Daily front that is so chaotic you know if those will catch trying to push through a lot you know the issue here is that she saying it's frantic that is not the way on day six that you wanna see all of this unfold and she's desperate because she knows that those children have not eaten. She knows they do not not have water. Jake <hes> listen the challenge ahead. It is quite significant all right paul. Thank you so much for that reporting <hes>. Let's go now to dr caroline burnett galloway. She's on the phone from the bahamas. Choose the medical chief of staff at princess margaret hospital which is the only hospital in nassau still able to treat critical all patients in the entire bahamas <hes> doctor. Thank you for joining us first of all. How are you doing. How are you holding up. How is your family. Thank you jake <hes>. My family is fine. <hes> and we're all rolling up with is a great team effort. It's it's tiring. It's exhausting <hes> <hes>. It's the most traumatizing hearing some of the stories of our patients that come in but we have to keep going. You're the only one taking critical patients right now. How in in nassau how strained or your resources we've come together and and deployed stop and me shepherd through that we're managing. <hes> initial wave of critical patients from arbuckle has they've come in. We've admitted taken them to the operating freaking there too if necessary i know the second wave of the walking wounded are coming in initially they came by koos guard helicopter and the airports so now open to regular plates are bringing more patients in but <hes> with with very strict and tight triage resorts in the patient offending them to a public health clinic or after come into this. Don't you told c._n._n. That you're treating the wounded right now but preparing for the dead you believe that the death toll is is much higher than thirty right correct. How much higher do you think it might be i. I can't estimate but it's going to be high. We are preparing some people coming to you. <hes> have been trapped in their homes in some cases on top of their homes for days on end. What kind of you've conditions are they. In by the time they get to you so dehydrated exhausted <hes> emotionally exhausted i <hes> <hes> somehow metabolic abnormalities from the long exposure and they had a chronic illness like diabetes hypertension. Do be out of control dr caroline brunette caraway. Thank you for the work you do and thank you for your time
More than 76,000 in hurricane-hit Bahamas may need food, aid
"Hurricane dorian continues to drench. The east coast near the carolinas foreign aid is starting to come to the battered bahamas hamas u._s._a. I._d. Teams from los angeles and fairfax virginia have been joined by a british naval vessel but whole neighborhoods have been wiped out and we're hearing today from c._n._n.'s lands patrick ofman on the island of grand bahama that the airport is trashed. He hasn't seen any ships. He is and more important. He said residents are running out of food and water major clarence ingram with the international salvation army. He joins us by skype from nassau in the bahamas where he's based and where a relief operation to other islands ends is being staged major ingram patrick was lows to compare grand bahama to avocado which is also in crisis but he was worried the grand bahama may be overlooked lucked well. We are focusing right now. On grand bahama we have just been speaking on a conference calls <hes> making arrangements to get the hundred hundred and fifty thousand pounds of supplies in asap <hes> we have food dude and other essentials amassed at our warehouse in florida and we're just in the process nell of arranging for or <hes> air transportation so that we can bring it into grand bahama and freeport. We understand that the airport in freeport while the terminal is a disaster. Shall we say that the runway has been cleared so we are working now to a range of flights who get things in there as as soon as we can. Oh well that's so good here and by the way to reminder to people wear your change thrown into the salvation army bucket goes in part and also the the other things that you're going to have to deal with when you're people go there. This water is filled with sewage saltwater. We were you know hearing these are you. It's these are sea level islands and the surge practically covered most of them so i'm assuming the drinking water has in many places been tainted with saltwater water and medical care. Tell some more disease you're thinking about. We know that the drinking water has been
Contractor involved in island-wide Puerto Rico blackout canned
"A day on seven sixty wjr detroit thirty seven degrees cloudy let's make that sunshine we have sunshine at nine o'clock good morning everyone i'm marie osborne after six decades there may no longer be a castro in charge of cuba correspondent patrick ofman reports miguel diaz canal has taken raul castro's places president of cuba none of this has come as a surprise there's going to be any surprise even though there wasn't election yesterday in the cuban national assembly it was really more of a coronation there's only one candidate on the ballot results such as they are will come out later this morning and then we expect to see something again the cubans never thought they would see raul castro turnover powder to miguel diaz canal now puerto rico's governor is suggesting that the country's electric power thorny cancel its contractor with a contractor that caused an island wide power outage this happened yesterday the power went down around ten twenty in the morning locally from one end of the island to the other situation is not getting better here government wind or electric live or anything else that's liz retired new york city ems worker who lives in san juan this blackout happened a week week after almost nine hundred thousand people lost power for eight hours when a tree fell on a high voltage transmission cable of course the heat always becomes more intense when you don't have there's growing concern in puerto rico and shrinking confidence as hurricane season approaches next month i'm steve kastenbaum jim val the president of the ford motor company fund us in puerto rico visiting ford dealers and helping with relief efforts he was there when.