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Cubans Protest Stricter Rules for Traveling to Ecuador

Cubans Protest Stricter Rules for Traveling to Ecuador By VICTORIA BURNETTNOV. 27, 2015 MEXICO CITY — Dozens of Cubans crowded outside Ecuador’s embassy in Havana on Friday, worried and angry about new rules that require Cubans to have a visa to enter Ecuador, which is a vital steppingstone for islanders trying to migrate to the […] Continue reading

Misperception of U.S.-Cuba Policy Shift Among Cuban Migrants Threatens Tragedy

Misperception of U.S.-Cuba Policy Shift Among Cuban Migrants Threatens Tragedy by Guest Blogger for Janine Davidson January 14, 2015 In the first five days of 2015, a total of ninety-six Cuban migrants were interdicted at sea during seven events in the Florida Straits. All seven interdictions involved dangerous conditions that included unseaworthy, homemade vessels that […] 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

Cuba Scraps Exit Visa Requirement, Eliminating Major Impediment For Travel Overseas

Cuba Scraps Exit Visa Requirement, Eliminating Major Impediment For Travel Overseas By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and PETER ORSI 10/16/12 01:15 PM ET EDT AP HAVANA — The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed bureaucratic procedure that has been a major impediment for […] Continue reading

Cuban government to let Cubans travel freely

Posted on Tuesday, 10.16.12 Cuban government to let Cubans travel freely By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and PETER ORSI Associated Press HAVANA — The Cuban government announced Tuesday that it will no longer require islanders to apply for an exit visa, eliminating a much-loathed bureaucratic procedure that has been a major impediment for many seeking to travel […] Continue reading

Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami

Posted on Friday, 09.21.12 Journalism in Cuba Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami. Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper's […] Continue reading

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely

Posted on Tuesday, 05.01.12 After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants at Guantánamo base ‘broke rules,’ face restrictions

Posted on Tuesday, 02.07.12Guantanamo Cuban migrants at Guantánamo base 'broke rules,' face restrictionsBy CAROL ROSENBERGcrosenberg@MiamiHerald.com Nearly three dozen Cuban asylum seekers were confined to the Leeward side of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Tuesday, no longer able to send packages to family across the minefield in a security crackdown at the U.S. migrant center [...] Continue reading

Cuban blogger appeals to Brazil’s president for help to leave Cuba

Cuban blogger appeals to Brazil's president for help to leave Cuba Dissident blogger Yoani Sánchez has issued a video plea after being denied permission to leave the country since 2004 The dissident Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez – famed for her outspoken online critiques of the country's communist regime – has issued an appeal to Brazil's [...] Continue reading