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Cuba – Last Chance to Leave for US

Cuba: Last Chance to Leave for US Washington-Havana détente means many are worried time is running out to seek a new life. By Fernando Donate Roberto Castillo’s finger glides over the map showing one of the possible routes he can take through Central America when he leaves Cuba. His final destination will be the United […] Continue reading

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants. For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse. BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com ALQUÍZAR, CUBA Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was […] Continue reading

El Paso social services respond to Cuban migrant surge

El Paso social services respond to Cuban migrant surge El Paso has eclipsed San Diego as the third most popular entry point for Cuban migrants, following Laredo and Miami BY BORDERZINE SPECIAL REPORTS borderzine.com EL PASO, TX Cuban refugees continue to seek asylum in the U.S., traveling from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, with many […] Continue reading

Cubans pouring into Texas get a helping hand, full benefits

Cubans pouring into Texas get a helping hand, full benefits Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 4:30 am By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times LAREDO — Scores of Cubans crossed the border bridge here from Mexico on a recent weekday, pregnant women in fluorescent rhinestone-studded T-shirts, men in tight jeans towing suitcases — all in search […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 2 December 2015 — Just after 5:30 in the afternoon, night falls on the Costa Rican village of La Cruz, some 12 miles from the Nicaraguan border. It is a neighborhood of gentle slopes, clean […] Continue reading

Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela find themselves in limbo

Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela find themselves in limbo jwyss@MiamiHerald.com BOGOTA, COLOMBIA Working in Venezuela, a country where they often had to wait in line for hours to buy food, even small gestures were welcome. So Félix Pérez, his daughter and two colleagues — all Cuban health workers sent there as part of the island’s foreign-aid […] Continue reading

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America May 18th 2015, 23:50 BY H.T. A CURIOUS asymmetry exists across the 90-mile (150km) Straits of Florida that divide Cuba from the United States. This month American businessmen won permission from their government to start plush new ferry services to Cuba for the first time since the United […] Continue reading

Leaving Cuba – A father and son risk lives at sea

Leaving Cuba: A father and son risk lives at sea By CHRISTINE ARMARIO MIAMI (AP) — It was hot and dark and mosquitoes bit at his skin as 23-year-old Jose Fuente Lastre boarded a raft with eight other men, intent on fleeing Cuba. Their flimsy vessel built secretly with scraps of metal, wood and inner […] Continue reading