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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] Continue reading

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com GUALACA, PANAMA The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning’s quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only by the hum of insects […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants face dangerous, grueling jungle trip as Panama clamps down

Cuban migrants face dangerous, grueling jungle trip as Panama clamps down Cuban migrants face dangerous jungle journey after Panama closes its border Many fear U.S. policies toward Cuban migrants are on verge of changing Colombia’s Gulf of Urabá is a choke-point for migrants headed north BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com SAPZURRO, COLOMBIA Lesandra Martínez was halfway […] Continue reading

Cubans, Fearing Loss of Favored Status in U.S., Rush to Make an Arduous Journey

Cubans, Fearing Loss of Favored Status in U.S., Rush to Make an Arduous Journey By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 9, 2016 LA CRUZ, Costa Rica — In Gretchen López’s slumber, during whatever winks of sleep she could get in a crowded open air shelter, she dreamed she was sending money to her mother in Cuba to renovate […] Continue reading

The Cuban Odyssey on the Overland Route to the US

The Cuban Odyssey on the Overland Route to the US / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 19, 2015 Ivan García, Costa Rica, 11 December 2015 — One summer night in a private bar in Havana the deal was done. Miladis, 25, together with her boyfriend, would be responsible for travelling to Quito and Guayaquil to […] Continue reading

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse Cubans travel across eight nations and 4,800 miles Border impasse with Nicaragua strands 2,000 Region’s foreign ministers plan to meet in coming days BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com LA CRUZ, COSTA RICA The slow-moving river of Cuban migrants heading to the United States […] Continue reading

They Have Taken Everything from Me, Even My Family

“They Have Taken Everything from Me, Even My Family” 14YMEDIO, Abril 09, 2015 “How is it possible that I cannot enter my country?” Arian Gonzalez Perez asks himself time and again. This 26-year old Cuban, originally from Santa Clara, has lived in Barcelona for five years, and for that reason he was recently denied permission […] 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