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Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

Six Cuban Boat People Still Missing In The Gulf Of Mexico

Six Cuban Boat People Still Missing In The Gulf Of Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 17 August 2016 — Thirteen men were determined to leave the misery, despair and weariness of lives filled with official propaganda. For months they crafted a boat on the cost of the Isle of Youth, off […] Continue reading

Colombia to deport U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Turbo

Colombia to deport U.S.-bound Cuban migrants stranded in Turbo BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Colombian authorities will deport Cuban migrants stranded in the town of Turbo, perhaps to the country from where they arrived, according to Juan Manuel Caicedo Cardona, chief spokesman for Colombia’s Immigration Department. “We are working on an announcement, waiting for a […] Continue reading

Panama Prepares The Final Transfer Of Cubans To Mexico

Panama Prepares The Final Transfer Of Cubans To Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 29 April 2016 — The Panamanian Foreign Ministry has begun to take a census of more than 670 Cuban migrants in the hostel of Los Planes in the province of Chiriqui, in anticipation of their transfer to Mexico […] Continue reading

No Other Country Has Treated us Like Costa Rica

No Other Country Has Treated us Like Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on November 30, 2015 Iván García, Costa Rica, 29 November 2015 — In the last two weeks, the authorities in Costa Rica have been forced to open new shelters to care for the more than 3,000 Cubans trying to reach the U.S. […] Continue reading

From ‘coyotes’ to ‘maras’: the dangers facing Cubans fleeing through Central America

From ‘coyotes’ to ‘maras’: the dangers facing Cubans fleeing through Central America DANIEL UMAÑA | San José | 26 Nov 2015 – 2:45 pm. Placing their lives in the hands of a “coyote” (human trafficker). This is the intention of many Cubans on Costa Rican soil. Their unfamiliarity with the place, coupled with their economic […] Continue reading

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse Cubans travel across eight nations and 4,800 miles Border impasse with Nicaragua strands 2,000 Region’s foreign ministers plan to meet in coming days BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com LA CRUZ, COSTA RICA The slow-moving river of Cuban migrants heading to the United States […] Continue reading

Costa Rica Treats 67 Cubans Injured By The Use Of Military Force In Nicaragua

Costa Rica Treats 67 Cubans Injured By The Use Of Military Force In Nicaragua / 14ymedio, EFE Posted on November 19, 2015 14ymedio/EFE, San Jose/Managua, 17 November 2015 — The Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) had to treat 67 Cubans after clashes with the Nicaraguan Army, according to the Government of Costa Rica. The […] Continue reading

Cuban migrant crisis in Central America escalates

Cuban migrant crisis in Central America escalates Nicaragua has blocked some 2,000 Cubans from entering its territory The Cubans’ goal is to reach the United States Cuba blames the Cuban Adjustment Act for the exodus BY JIM WYSS AND MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com LA CRUZ, COSTA RICA As some 2,000 Cubans thwarted by Nicaragua in their […] Continue reading

Cuba blames the Central American Immigration Crisis on the US Cuban Adjustment Act

Cuba blames the Central American Immigration Crisis on the US Cuban Adjustment Act / 14ymedio Posted on November 17, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 17 November 2015 — Citizens who are trying to reach the United States from other countries on the continent are “victims of the politicization of the immigration issue by the Government of the […] Continue reading

Costa Rica Accuses Managua of Forcibly Expelling 1,600 Cuban Migrants

Costa Rica Accuses Managua of Forcibly Expelling 1,600 Cuban Migrants / EFE, 14ymedio Posted on November 16, 2015 EFE/14ymedio, Managua, 16 November 2015 — Tension is growing between Costa Rica and Nicaragua because of a group of 1,600 Cubans trying to cross the border with safe conduct passes issued by the Costa Rican authorities, who […] Continue reading

Southcom wants to expand Guantánamo’s ‘balsero’ camp infrastructure

Southcom wants to expand Guantánamo’s ‘balsero’ camp infrastructure BY CAROL ROSENBERG CROSENBERG@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/13/2015 9:30 AM 03/13/2015 9:30 AM The head of the U.S. Southern Command asked Congress on Thursday for $28 million to upgrade a pop-up tent city at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo that could be used in case of a Caribbean migrant […] Continue reading

To fight for the revolution or for money — tough choice facing Cuban boxers

Posted on Saturday, 09.15.12 The sociology of sport To fight for the revolution or for money — tough choice facing Cuban boxers A new film looks at Cuban boxers, some of the best in the world, and the wrenching choice that each must ultimately make. By Glenn Garvin ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com Teofilo Stevenson — the pride of […] Continue reading

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the [...] Continue reading

HRW Report: U.S. and Cuban Policies Forcibly Separate Families

U.S. and Cuban Policies Forcibly Separate FamiliesBoth Governments Impose Inhumane Travel Restrictions (Miami, October 19, 2005) — Both Cuba and the United States have imposed harsh travel restrictions that cause the forced separation of Cuban families, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.Based on interviews with dozens of Cubans and Cuban-Americans, the report [...] Continue reading