Cuba's appeal for US aid is notable given the countries' longstanding, chilly relationship.
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The Cuban government in a rare petition is asking the Biden administration for US aid to deal with the damage of Hurricane Ian, which pummeled the island nation earlier this week, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The outlet obtained communications between the two governments detailing Cuba's request for emergency assistance in the aftermath of Ian's rampage.
Washington reportedly confirmed that Cuban authorities would prioritize hospitals, water pumping facilities, and other crucial infrastructure should the US send assistance.
Cuba's emergency assistance request comes as one of its key economic allies — Russia — wages a months-long war in Ukraine, The Journal noted. »