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Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […] Continue reading

Two Miami men charged with organizing deadly 2008 voyage from Cuba

Two Miami men charged with organizing deadly 2008 voyage from Cuba BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com In June 2008, an overloaded boat with Cuban migrants capsized and two people lost their lives — an 11-year-old boy and a young woman. The official Cuban version of the event was that migrant smugglers deliberately sank the migrant boat […] Continue reading

The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again

“The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 8 August 2016 – Everyone in the Versalles neighborhood in the city of Camagüey knows Bernardo de Quesada Salomon. Loquacious, restless and the founder of the Apostolic Movement, he has experienced intense months this year, especially January […] Continue reading

Rafter who climbed lighthouse left Guantánamo Navy base, returned to Cuba

Rafter who climbed lighthouse left Guantánamo Navy base, returned to Cuba Alexei Leyva Céspedes, one of the 24 Cuban rafters who sought refuge on the American Shoal lighthouse on May 20 and were taken to the U.S. Navy base in Guantánamo Bay while their cases were reviewed, has returned to his hometown of Puerto Padre. […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

A New Cuban Exodus

A New Cuban Exodus By THE EDITORIAL BOARD DEC. 21, 2015 Tens of thousands of Cubans have taken to the seas and embarked on perilous journeys by land this year, headed to the United States. The new exodus, the largest wave of Cuban migrants since the 1990s, is driven by hopelessness at home and fear […] Continue reading

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America May 18th 2015, 23:50 BY H.T. A CURIOUS asymmetry exists across the 90-mile (150km) Straits of Florida that divide Cuba from the United States. This month American businessmen won permission from their government to start plush new ferry services to Cuba for the first time since the United […] Continue reading

Law Favoring Cuban Arrivals Is Challenged

Law Favoring Cuban Arrivals Is Challenged By LIZETTE ALVAREZFEB. 1, 2015 MIAMI — In the wake of President Obama’s move to rekindle diplomatic ties with Cuba, Cuban-American legislators in Washington and local officials in Florida are calling for reconsideration of a once-sacrosanct element of American foreign policy — the 1966 law that gives Cubans broader […] Continue reading

Cuban Military Officer ‘Held At Detention Centre’

Cuban Military Officer ‘Held At Detention Centre’ By AVA TURNQUEST Tribune Chief Reporter aturnquest@tribunemedia.net MINISTER of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Fred Mitchell has refused to confirm or deny reports that a Cuban military officer is being held at the Carmichael Road Detention Centre. According to reports, Mayor (Major) Ortelio Abrahantes was taken to the Bahamas […] Continue reading

On the 20th aniversary of the tugboat massacre

Cuba: On the 20th aniversary of the tugboat massacre [02-07-2014 09:55:43] Maria C. Werlau Directora Ejecutiva de la organización de derechos humanos sin fines de lucro Cuba Archive (www.miscelaneasdecuba.net).- Summit, New Jersey. Among the most flagrant atrocities committed by the Castro regime in its long history of human rights’ abuses, two incidents stand out that […] Continue reading

Children Screaming

Children Screaming / Armando Anel, Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on June 30, 2014 By Armando Añel What happened can be briefly summarised: on July 13th 1994 – 17 years ago today – at the crack of dawn, 72 people tried to escape from the island in a tug. When they were some 12 km from […] Continue reading

Cuban doctor defects in Brazil over pay, plans to seek asylum

Cuban doctor defects in Brazil over pay, plans to seek asylum BRASILIA Wed Feb 5, 2014 9:32am EST (Reuters) – A Cuban doctor working in Brazil has sought political asylum in the office of a conservative party complaining that Cuba’s communist government takes too big a slice of her pay, a party official said on […] Continue reading

Cuban pastor says he was denied permission to travel abroad

Posted on Thursday, 12.12.13 Cuban pastor says he was denied permission to travel abroad BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM A Cuban pastor who has been harshly critical of the government says he was denied permission to travel abroad last month for a religious gathering even though his passport and visa were all in order. Bernardo […] Continue reading

I am the Woman Who was Raped by an Immigration Officer in the Bahamas

I am the Woman Who was Raped by an Immigration Officer in the Bahamas / CID Posted on September 27, 2013 My name is Maireni Saborio Gonzales, I am 23 years old and I live in city of Caibarien, Villa Clara. I left as a boat person or rafter on September 25, 2012 and I […] 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 denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile

Cuba denies visa for opposition leader wanting to study in Chile Thursday, 13 December 2012 21:34 Written by Amelia Duggan Decision to deny visa to Rosa María Payá provokes outcry from Chile. The Cuban government denied the request Tuesday of opposition movement leader Rosa María Payá to leave the country to study in Chile. Payá, […] Continue reading

To Leave and Return is a Right

To Leave and Return is a Right / Reinaldo Escobar Reinaldo Escobar, Translator: Unstated Although the fever to comment on the new travel and immigration legislation has already passed, I don't want to let it pass me by. To those who ask me in circumstances where there's little time to respond, I tell them the […] Continue reading