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Cuban adjustment – Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America

Cuban adjustment: Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America Mike Clary Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel Recently arrived Cuban migrants on why they, and so many others, are leaving the island As a barber in Havana, Duniesky Herrera Matamoros made about $20 a month — barely enough to live on, he said, […] Continue reading

New exodus of Cubans headed to the U.S. is underway across the Americas

New exodus of Cubans headed to the U.S. is underway across the Americas Hundreds of Cubans are crossing the river that separates Guatemala and Mexico on their journey to the U.S.-Mexico border Most travel in groups and pay thousands to smuggling networks Border entries are at its highest since 2005 pfarrell@miamiherald.com BY NANCY SAN MARTIN […] Continue reading

Exiled Cuban Doctor: “I Couldn’t Afford an Egg a Day”

Exiled Cuban Doctor: “I Couldn’t Afford an Egg a Day” US$18 Monthly Salary Left Juan Afonso No Choice but to Leave BELÉN MARTY OCTOBER 15, 2015 AT 11:43 AM Doctor Afonso says Cuba offers two types of health care: one for ordinary citizens, and one for the ruling class. (Burbuja) EspañolJuan Afonso is a Cuban-born […] Continue reading

Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue

Cuba, US improve relations, but sports defections continue By STEPHEN WADE (AP Sports Writer) AP – Sports TORONTO (AP) — The manager of Cuba’s baseball team at the Pan Am Games wanted nothing to do with questions about defections to the United States. Cuba has acknowledged that two players defected during warm-up games two weeks […] Continue reading

Cuban defections ‘will continue’

Cuban defections ‘will continue’ By Ray Spiteri, Niagara Falls Review Thursday, July 16, 2015 5:15:29 EDT PM Despite improved relations between Cuba and the United States, don’t expect to see a rapid decline in defections from the Caribbean island, says the chairman of the Canadian-Cuban Friendship Association of Niagara. “I’m sure it will continue. There […] Continue reading

Four Cuban Pan Am rowers team defect to U.S., coach says

Four Cuban Pan Am rowers team defect to U.S., coach says Coach Juan Carlos Reyes says Liosmel Ramos, Wilber Turro, Manuel Suarez and Orlando Sotolongo have left the team and travelled to the United States. By: Stephen Spencer Davis Staff Reporter, Published on Wed Jul 15 2015 Four Cuban rowers have defected while attending the […] Continue reading

Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip

Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip The Associated Press HAVANA Two Cuban baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians, the island’s official sports media confirmed. Third baseman Luis Yander La O left the team in North Carolina, where the Cuban team […] Continue reading

2 Cuban baseball players abandon team in Puerto Rico

2 Cuban baseball players abandon team in Puerto Rico THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 02/04/2015 7:41 PM 02/04/2015 7:41 PM SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO Two Cuban baseball players in Puerto Rico for the Caribbean Series apparently have abandoned their team mid-tournament, Cuba’s team said Wednesday. The missing players were identified as 19-year-old pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez and 29-year-old […] Continue reading

U.S. sees more immigrants from Cuba as laws are relaxed

U.S. sees more immigrants from Cuba as laws are relaxed POSTED ON DECEMBER 13, 2014 Michael Weissenstein and Christine Armario The Associated Press HAVANA — The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants flood to US by taking advantage of lax passport rules

Cuban migrants flood to US by taking advantage of lax passport rules Some 22,000 Cubans reached US by way of intermediary countries in the past year, forgoing dangerous sea crossing Associated Press in Havana theguardian.com, Friday 10 October 2014 16.32 BST The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island […] Continue reading

Cuban migration surges over land and by sea

Posted: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 Cuban migration surges over land and by sea By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN The Associated Press HAVANA — The number of Cubans heading to the United States has increased dramatically since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, eliminating a costly exit visa and making it easier for emigrants to […] Continue reading

Bahamas detains about 40 Cuban migrants left on deserted island; 2 alleged smugglers held

Bahamas detains about 40 Cuban migrants left on deserted island; 2 alleged smugglers held BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OCTOBER 29, 2013 NASSAU, Bahamas – The Foreign Ministry of the Bahamas says about 40 migrants from Cuba have been detained among the small, uninhabited keys in the south of the island chain. A Foreign Ministry statement […] Continue reading

With An Assist From Smugglers, Cuban Players Make It To U.S.

With An Assist From Smugglers, Cuban Players Make It To U.S. by TYLER GREENAWALT July 23, 2013 5:28 PM Cigars aren’t the only thing smuggled out of Cuba these days. Cuban baseball players are also a hot commodity, and sports agents in the U.S. say the process is increasingly dominated by smugglers who track down […] Continue reading

Cuba’s young see bleak future, many want to leave

Cuba’s young see bleak future, many want to leave By Jeff Franks | Reuters – 04/28/2013 HAVANA (Reuters) – On weekend nights in Havana, young hipsters fill the sidewalks at a busy intersection near the seafront and spill into the park below, passing rum bottles between them, smoking cigarettes and playing guitars. Black t-shirts, low-slung […] Continue reading

Cuba national soccer team defectors surface with Battery

Cuba national soccer team defectors surface with Battery Posted: Mar 29, 2013 12:35 AM RST Updated: Mar 29, 2013 5:11 AM RST By Mark Davenport DANIEL ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – Soccer is a game of speed, patience and quick decision making. It's those same skills that also allowed three Cuban national soccer team players to […] Continue reading

Cuban Professionals: Emigrate or Suffer

Cuban Professionals: Emigrate or Suffer November 10, 2012 Daisy Valera HAVANA TIMES — The joke going around these days on the buses of the Ministry of Science goes: Manuel asks his neighbor (who works for a company in the upscale Miramar neighborhood) to help him get a job for his son. The neighbor replies: 'No […] Continue reading

Sharp surge in Cuban migrants seeking to reach US

Posted on Thursday, 11.01.12 Sharp surge in Cuban migrants seeking to reach US The number of Cuban migrants to arrive in the U.S. or attempt to leave the island for the just-ended fiscal year was 13,000, the largest since 2008. By Al Chardy achardy@elnuevoherald.com Roberto Treto Rodríguez had been thinking about leaving Cuba for years. […] Continue reading