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15 Undocumented Cubans Detained in Colombia

15 Undocumented Cubans Detained in Colombia / 14ymedio Posted on December 8, 2015 14ymedio, 7 December 2015 – Ten Cuban citizens, between 22 and 38 years old, were detained this Monday in the city of Saldaña, Colombia, in a routine search of a bus on the Neiva-Medillín route, according to local sources. The foreigners, natives […] Continue reading

Despite talks, U.S.-Cuba migration impasse continues

Despite talks, U.S.-Cuba migration impasse continues U.S., Cuba meet in Washington to discuss migration Thousands of Cubans still stranded in Central America Cuban American National Foundation working on program to help them BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com While thousands of Cubans thwarted in their journey to the United States remained stuck in Central America, the United […] Continue reading

More Than 12,000 Cubans Have Traveled Through Costa Rica In 2015 To Go To The US

More Than 12,000 Cubans Have Traveled Through Costa Rica In 2015 To Go To The US / 14ymedio Posted on November 15, 2015 14ymedio, Havana, 12 November 2015 — Costa Rica has seen an exponential increase in the number of Cubans who enter the country illegally, intending to cross on foot to the United States, […] Continue reading

‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica

‘Dusty-foot’ Cubans forgo rafts, choose land route through Costa Rica ZACH DYER The blades of a police helicopter thumped overhead as dozens of Immigration Police wearing black balaclavas stormed through the corrugated tin gate of a compound near Costa Rica’s Peñas Blancas border crossing Tuesday morning. Authorities arrested 13 people in eight raids across the […] Continue reading

Costa Rican police arrest 12, dismantle Cuban smuggling ring

Costa Rica broke up a Cuban-smuggling ring Smugglers had links in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Miami Cubans found will be deported to Nicaragua, and can continue to the U.S. BY JOSÉ MELÉNDEZ Special to El Nuevo Herald SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA The Costa Rican branch of a Cuban-smuggling ring that handled large quantities of money […] Continue reading

Historic surge in Cuban emigration divides families; staying in touch via telephone and email

Historic surge in Cuban emigration divides families; staying in touch via telephone and email Associated Press Nov. 6, 2015 | 12:22 a.m. EST + More By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press CAMAGUEY, Cuba (AP) — On the 14th of September last year, nine Cuban men pushed their scrap-metal raft into the Florida Straits, started up its […] Continue reading

Honduras detains 160 Cuban migrants

Honduras detains 160 Cuban migrants English.news.cn 2015-07-29 09:22:04 TEGUCIGALPA, July 28 (Xinhua)– Honduran police on Tuesday detained 160 Cubans who had entered the country illegally from the southern area of Guasaule, on the border with Nicaragua, according to the Honduran migratory authorities. The citizens of the Caribbean island, including a number of children, will be […] Continue reading

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] Continue reading

Cuban mother, 2 daughters arrive in South Fla.

Cuban mother, 2 daughters arrive in South Fla. Coast Guard searches for 2 other migrants off Miami Beach Author: Peter Burke, Managing Editor, pburke@local10.com Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor, abatchelor@wplg.com Published On: Oct 06 2014 09:25:17 AM EDT Updated On: Oct 07 2014 12:28:32 AM EDT MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection […] Continue reading

Honduran Police Arrest 11 Undocumented Cubans

Honduran Police Arrest 11 Undocumented Cubans TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran authorities arrested on Monday 11 Cubans planning to travel to the United States illegally, deputy police commissioner Julio Matute said. The group was arrested while riding on a bus headed for Ocotepeque province on the Guatemalan border, to continue from that country their journey to the […] Continue reading

A CUBAN BOXER’S JOURNEY

June 2, 2014 A CUBAN BOXER’S JOURNEY By Brin-Jonathan Butler “The president of Ecuador greets Fidel with the gift of a rare Galapagos tortoise, informing the dictator that they can live to nearly 200 years. Fidel accepts the pet, then turns to his aide and says: “That’s the problem with pets. You get attached to […] Continue reading

Cubans threaten to burn down detention centre

Cubans threaten to burn down detention centre Posted By Monica Walton and Kevin Watler Thursday, 22 May 2014 7:43 pm Cubans at the immigration detention centre threaten to burn it to the ground. The drama unfolded just after 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning when one of the migrants jumped the fence, but was chased and captured […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants intercepted in D.R.

Cuban migrants intercepted in D.R. Published March 11, 2014 EFE Twelve Cuban migrants were detained Tuesday in the eastern Dominican Republic when they were getting ready to clandestinely set sail for the U.S. commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Dominican navy said. The Cubans – three women and nine men – were arrested on the beach […] Continue reading

Cuban pastor says he was denied permission to travel abroad

Posted on Thursday, 12.12.13 Cuban pastor says he was denied permission to travel abroad BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A Cuban pastor who has been harshly critical of the government says he was denied permission to travel abroad last month for a religious gathering even though his passport and visa were all in order. Bernardo […] Continue reading

RHP Raciel Iglesias defects from Cuba

RHP Raciel Iglesias defects from Cuba By Nathan Aderhold @AdrastusPerkins on Nov 6 2013, 4:53p The young right-hander was detained in his first attempt to leave his home in September, but has successfully reached Mexico this time, according to reports. Young right-hander Raicel Iglesias has become the latest Cuban baseball player to successfully defect from […] Continue reading

4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast

Posted on Wednesday, 10.16.13 4 dead after boat capsizes off Florida coast BY JENNIFER KAY AND TONY WINTON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Ten people were found clinging to the hull of a small boat that capsized early Wednesday off South Florida, trapping the bodies of four dead women and one survivor in […] Continue reading

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See

Una Noche, A Film about Cuba You Have to See September 16th, 2013 – 10:39 am Reading Charles Lane’s important column in The Washington Post about a new indie film, Una Noche (One Night), I promptly rented it “On Demand” on my cable system. It is also available as an iTunes download. Filmmaker Lucy Mulloy […] Continue reading