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Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island

Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain multiple entry visas and […] Continue reading

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the University […] Continue reading

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse

Dancers who defected from Cuba are building new dreams in Syracuse mgreenlar@syracuse.com Michael Greenlar | mgreenlar@syracuse.com on March 09, 2017 at 1:54 PM, updated March 09, 2017 at 2:11 PM Syracuse, N.Y. — Alejandro Cobus would leave his apartment in Syracuse for his ballet class three hours early. He’d walk nearly six miles in the […] Continue reading

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ A group of exile organizations and volunteers are trying to help hundreds of Cubans who are stranded in Mexico following the end of the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy on Jan. 12. Vigilia Mambisa, Democracy Movement, WWFE La Poderosa radio […] Continue reading

Llega a Miami el primer grupo de médicos cubanos que esperaba visas de EEUU en Colombia

Llega a Miami el primer grupo de médicos cubanos que esperaba visas de EEUU en Colombia DDC | Miami | 7 de Febrero de 2017 – 00:23 CET. El primer grupo de médicos cubanos en tocar tierra estadounidense luego de la suspensión del Cuban Medical Professional Parole llegó a Miami el lunes en dos vuelos […] Continue reading

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 22, 2017 NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — She spent weeks hiking through the Amazon, crossing a crocodile-filled river. She scaled border walls, escaped from immigration detention in Panama and slept in a church. Broke, hungry and exhausted, she found refuge with indigenous people […] Continue reading

Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country

Cubans in Panama ‘Irregularly’ Will Have to Leave the Country / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 13 January 2017 — The more than 100 Cubans who are in Panama illegally must leave, according to the director of Panama’s National Immigration Service, Javier Carrillo. “They will not be deported, but immigration law applies,” the senior official told 14ymedio. […] Continue reading

Packed up and desperate to leave, some Cubans now have no place to go

Packed up and desperate to leave, some Cubans now have no place to go BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Havana resident Yeny Varela sobbed when she heard on national television that the so-called wet foot, dry foot policy had ended effective immediately. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico in 2014 after a month-and-a-half trek from Ecuador, […] Continue reading

Despair among Cubans just starting out in the U.S.

Despair among Cubans just starting out in the U.S. BY JOHANNA A. ÁLVAREZ jaalvarez@elnuevoherald.com A grave silence hung over the office of the program for immigrants and refugees of Church World Service, the resettlement agency in Doral that helps Cubans and other immigrants begin their new life in the United States. Those who went to […] Continue reading

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Havana/Miami, 14 January 2017 – Yeny Varela cried bitterly this Thursday when she heard on national television about the immediate end to the wet foot/dry foot policy. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico after a long month-and-a-half […] Continue reading

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 5 January 2017 — Dozens of Cubans take refuge every week in the shelter set up by the social ministry of Caritas in Panama to continue their journey to the United States. Although currently there […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants reunite with loved ones after coming ashore in Key Largo

Cuban migrants reunite with loved ones after coming ashore in Key Largo 7 News WSVN DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Several of the 21 Cuban migrants who, officials said, reached the shores of Key Largo, early Sunday, reunited with loved ones when they arrived in Doral. 7News cameras captured the emotional reunion between the migrants, who […] Continue reading

Unusually large group of Cuban migrants lands in Marquesas Keys

Unusually large group of Cuban migrants lands in Marquesas Keys BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com An unusally large group of Cuban migrants landed in the Keys this week at Marquesas Keys, about 20 miles west of Key West. The group of 41 — 30 men, 10 women and a minor — landed Tuesday. They claimed to […] Continue reading

Otro Mariel en Miami con Trump en la Casa Blanca?

¿Otro Mariel en Miami con Trump en la Casa Blanca? Crece el temor de que un fin del “deshielo” y la persistencia de las difíciles condiciones en Cuba llevaría a un número mayor aún de cubanos a intentar llegar a EEUU Agencias, Madrid | 12/12/2016 8:40 am La posibilidad de que se desencadene un éxodo […] Continue reading

Cubans streaming into U.S. before Trump can take office

Cubans streaming into U.S. before Trump can take office Experts say the current influx will rival the previous peak in 1980. BY FRANCO ORDONEZ TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE WASHINGTON — The surge of Cubans fleeing to the United States could grow as uncertainty swirls around the island about whether Donald Trump will end the still nascent […] Continue reading

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants

Improved U.S.-Cuba Relations Are Creating A Surge Of Cuban Migrants October 24, 20169:23 AM ET You might assume that with the thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S., Cubans would see positive change at home, and less reason to attempt the perilous water crossing to Florida. You’d assume wrong. U.S. law enforcement authorities are […] Continue reading

Balseros recién llegados recomiendan a cubanos ‘No se tiren al mar’

Balseros recién llegados recomiendan a cubanos: ‘No se tiren al mar’ SERGIO N. CÁNDIDO scandido@elnuevoherald.com Motivados por la incertidumbre sobre un posible cambio en la política migratoria de Estados Unidos hacia Cuba, los isleños siguen participando del mortal juego de azar que significa intentar llegar a las costas de Florida en balsa. Los últimos en […] Continue reading