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Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return

Panama makes a final offer to Cuban migrants: $1,650, a plane ticket and permission to return BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Panama’s deputy minister of public security on Friday made a final offer to Cuban migrants staying at a temporary shelter in that nation: $1,650, a plane ticket to Havana and a multiple-entry visa that […] 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

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

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Two Cuban women who were deemed “inadmissible” for entry to the United States were placed on a morning flight to Havana on Friday, becoming the first to be deported since the Jan. 12 elimination of an immigration policy known […] Continue reading

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 6 February 2017 – Two dozen health professionals who abandoned their Cuban medical missions abroad arrived this afternoon at the Miami International Airport from Colombia. This is the first group to arrive […] Continue reading

US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy

US detains 172 Cuban migrants following end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com At least 172 Cuban nationals who tried to enter the United States following the end to an immigration policy known as “wet foot, dry foot” are now in detention facilities, awaiting for the results of their removal […] Continue reading

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:30 am CET MIAMI (AP) – Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors […] Continue reading

Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA

Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. Those in the group are among professionals who were stranded in third countries following […] Continue reading

El sueño americano de un cubano ‘de izquierda’

El sueño americano de un cubano ‘de izquierda’ Erasmo Calzadilla, colaborador de la página Havana Times, se enganchó en el último vagón de los “pies secos, pies mojados” Lunes, febrero 6, 2017 | Luis Cino Álvarez LA HABANA, Cuba.- Cuando en septiembre del pasado año participé en el foro Voces Abiertas, celebrado en el Marriot […] Continue reading

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers

When Life Is In The Hands Of Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 4 February 2017 – The wifi signal barely crosses the glass. The wireless network at José Martí International Airport only covers the boarding area. But a woman presses her whole body against the opaque window that separates […] Continue reading

U.S. refugee program for citizens of all countries will be suspended for 120 days

U.S. refugee program for citizens of all countries will be suspended for 120 days BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Amid court orders and airport demonstrations against a presidential order banning entry into the United States of citizens of seven Muslim nations, another aspect of President Donald Trump’s immigration order has been overshadowed: It suspends the U.S. […] Continue reading

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Miami, 25 January 2017 — They left Cuba before January 12 and are now stranded on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela. They arrived with the advantage of not needing a visa, but they have lost hope of […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Chiapas, 20 January 2017 — The Mexican National Institute of Migration (INM) issued a press release Friday stating that 91 Cubans had been repatriated to the island after the end of the wet foot/dry foot policy that would have allowed them to obtain […] Continue reading

Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S.

Mexico deports Cubans awaiting travel documents to try to reach the U.S. BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com A group of 91 Cubans who were stranded in Mexico following an end to migration policy that would have allowed them entry to the United States was deported to the island Friday, the Mexican authorities announced. “In compliance […] Continue reading

‘El Nuevo Herald’ Asks Obama To ‘Open The Door’ To Stranded Cubans’

‘El Nuevo Herald’ Asks Obama To ‘Open The Door’ To Stranded Cubans’ / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 14 January 2017 — An editorial in El Nuevo Herald and the Miami Herald asks Barack Obama to open the door to Cubans stranded in Central America and Mexico after his “sudden decision” to end the wet foot/dry foot […] Continue reading

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […] Continue reading