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Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but […] Continue reading

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

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy

Cuban Migrant Interdictions Dry Up After US Ends ‘Wet Foot’ Policy Military.com | 12 Apr 2017 | by Hope Hodge Seck After seeing the number of Cubans trying to reach the United States by sea skyrocket in 2016 as the two countries resumed diplomatic relations, the commandant of the Coast Guard said the flow has […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico border city may be granted political asylum BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Mexico will allow U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who got stranded in the border city of Nuevo Laredo following the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy to apply for political asylum and legalize their status in the nation, […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana. 13 March 2017 – Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) reported in a press release that on Monday morning it repatriated 49 Cubans who were in the country in an irregular situation. At 7:30 a.m. (local time) they were sent on a Federal Police plane from […] Continue reading

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift

Cuba says United States has deported 117 Cuban migrants since policy shift Cuba said on Friday the United States had deported 117 migrants back to the island nation since ending its policy granting automatic residency to almost every Cuban who reached U.S. soil as part of the normalization of relations. Those deported included two people […] Continue reading

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’

U.S. deports first Cubans since end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Two Cuban women who were deemed “inadmissible” for entry to the United States were placed on a morning flight to Havana on Friday, becoming the first to be deported since the Jan. 12 elimination of an immigration policy known […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion and more

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion and more BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com For some of the U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who are now at the Siglo XXI detention center in the far southwest Mexican city of Tapachula — and their relatives in the United States — a journey once filled […] Continue reading

Between 2 And 100 Cubans Expelled From Panama, According To Sources

Between 2 And 100 Cubans Expelled From Panama, According To Sources / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 9 February 2017 — A Cuban couple were deported Wednesday by the National Migration Service in Panama. Both were detained by the authorities in Guabalá, in Panama’s Chiriquí province. According to immigration sources, the couple entered […] Continue reading

Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return

Cubans stranded in Mexico due to ‘Wet Foot’ policy demise refuse to return NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico – Scores of Cubans meet every day at the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge in Nuevo Laredo on the U.S. border after an odyssey through 10 countries, never knowing if they would achieve their dream of entering the […] Continue reading

Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama

Cuban emigrants declare a hunger strike in Panama JUAN ARTURO GÓMEZ TOBÓN | Turbo | 31 de Enero de 2017 – 11:13 CET. A group of six Cuban emigrants, including several identifying themselves as members of the Movimiento Prodemocrático Pedro Luis Boitel, declared themselves on a hunger strike in the locality of Laja Blanca, Darien […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports Another Group Of Cubans

Mexico Deports Another Group Of Cubans / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Chiapas, 25 January 2017 — Mexican Government authorities have reported the deportation of 70 Cuban migrants who were in the country without visas or transit permits. Among the deportees were 22 women and 48 men who were sent back to Cuba on Wednesday on a plane […] Continue reading

If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast

If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast fordonez@mcclatchydc.com BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Time is running out for hundreds of Cuban migrants stranded on the Mexican side of the U.S. border who are waiting for any sign from President Donald Trump that help is on the way.  Many like Deyanira Parra, […] Continue reading