The term of Raul Castro, which was originally set to end in February, has now been extended to April 19.
Puerto Ricans are heavily dependent on cell phones, a prominent source of internet access which has a cell phone penetration rate of nearly 100%.
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands.
The moles, Topos in Spanish, formed as a volunteer search and rescue group in the aftermath of the devastating quake that struck Mexico City in 1985.
Maria’s strength was building as it approached the Lesser Antilles, the US National Hurricane Center said, estimating its winds at near 85 miles per hour.
All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
A quarter of buildings in the Cuban city are in “bad or regular” shape, according to the provincial housing authority.
The ministry of external affairs confirmed the government has evacuated over a 100 Indians from Irma-hit Sint Marteen to Curacao Island.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction across Cuba, destroying private properties and tourism resorts in its wake.
Hurricane Irma draws our attention yet again to something that bears repetition: that those most affected by global warming’s impacts are the people least responsible for them.
As one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, Irma has killed 21 people, leaving hotels, airports and other buildings damaged or flattened across prime vacation islands.
Veracruz state officials said in a statement on Friday that the storm could cause landslides and flooding, and urged people living below hills and slopes to be prepared to evacuate.
Hurricane Irma is set to hit Southern Florida after causing wide spread devastation in the Caribbean.
Irma, which is being followed by two other hurricanes in the Atlantic, is threatening Caribbean refineries, terminals and storage facilities.