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Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy Military.com | 12 Apr 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck After seeing the number of Cubans trying to reach the United States by sea skyrocket in 2016 as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations, the commandant of the Coast Guard said the flow has […] Continue reading

Camila Cabello shares her success story: ‘I want to be what people think of when they think of America’

Camila Cabello shares her success story: ‘I want to be what people think of when they think of America’ hola.com April 6, 2017 Long before her pop star days, Camila Cabello was a young girl looking to start a new life in the United States. The singer and her mother Sinuhe candidly opened up about […] Continue reading

Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City

Nuevo Laredo Mayor to Regularize the Situation of Cubans Stranded in the City 14ymedio, Havana, 4 April 2017 — Cubans living in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, who were stranded after the United States ended the Wet foot/Dry Foot policy that allowed Cubans who set foot on US soil to stay, may now apply […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Mexico will allow U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who got stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo following the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy to apply for political asylum and legalize their status in the nation, […] Continue reading

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States

Total Uncertainty Among Families Of Cuban ‘Rafters’ Recently Arrived In The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 16 March 2017 — A call from Cuba finally let Yandry Perez relax. His aunt had alerted him through an interrupted phone call from the north of Villa Clara, that for two days the […] Continue reading

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat

Cuban families desperately seek information on relatives who arrived on a go-fast boat BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com The call from Cuba ended with a sense of dread for Yandry Pérez. His aunt warned him through the interrupted telephone call from Villa Clara, in central Cuba, that the whereabouts of his mother and two younger […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana. 13 March 2017 – Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) reported in a press release that on Monday morning it repatriated 49 Cubans who were in the country in an irregular situation. At 7:30 a.m. (local time) they were sent on a Federal Police plane from […] Continue reading

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final determination on their fate. Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and […] Continue reading

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse mgreenlar@syracuse.com Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com on March 09, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:11 PM Syracuse, N.Y. — Alejandro Cobus would leave his apartment in Syracuse for his ballet class three hours early. He’d walk nearly six miles in the […] Continue reading

Panama Will Deport Almost 500 Cubans in the Coming Weeks

Panama Will Deport Almost 500 Cubans in the Coming Weeks / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 2 March 2017 – In the next few weeks Panama will deport almost 500 Cubans who remain undocumented in the country, after being stranded by the end of the United States’ wet foot/dry foot policy in January, […] Continue reading

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ A group of exile organizations and volunteers are trying to help hundreds of Cubans who are stranded in Mexico following the end of the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy on Jan. 12. Vigilia Mambisa, Democracy Movement, WWFE La Poderosa radio […] Continue reading

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Two Cubans have been rescued from the hands of their kidnappers on Isla Mujeres, as the result of a joint effort between the Federal Investigation Police and agents of the Ministerial Police of the state of Quintana Roo. In […] Continue reading

Tres intentos, tres rechazos a opositor varado en Nuevo Laredo

Tres intentos, tres rechazos a opositor varado en Nuevo Laredo febrero 19, 2017 Idolidia Darias El opositor cubano Sander Reyes Machado fue rechazado en su tercer intento de cruzar a territorio de los EEUU para solicitar asilo político. El opositor cubano Sander Reyes Machado fue rechazado el jueves 16 de febrero por la guardia fronteriza […] Continue reading

Cuban Doctors Stranded – Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia

Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia by CARMEN SESIN When Adrian Lezcano Rodriguez, a physical therapist from Cuba, was chosen to serve on a “mission” in the small town of Maroa in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela, he knew he would defect. He would make his way to the […] Continue reading

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift Cuba said on Friday the United States had deported 117 migrants back to the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil as part of the normalization of relations. Those deported included two people […] Continue reading