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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

The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’

The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’ 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 11 April 2017 – The treatment of blacks and the market in slaves brought from Africa developed by the European colonists has clearly been established as a crime against humanity before all contemporary civilized beings without the slightest doubt. It was a practice that “sold” human […] Continue reading

Cuba Stops Sending Doctors To Brazil For Fear Of Defections

Cuba Stops Sending Doctors To Brazil For Fear Of Defections 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 – Cuba just suspended the sending of a group of 710 health professionals who would have worked on the “More Doctors” mission in Brazil, our of fear of desertions, according to a report from the Brazilian press informed […] Continue reading

You Know Why Cubans Flee Cuba En Masse…

You Know Why Cubans Flee Cuba En Masse… / Cubalex Cubalex, 30 March 2017 — Because there is no democracy or rule of law. Nor do the conditions exist to exercise civil, political, economic, social and cultural freedoms. The elite of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), maintains power through the structures of the State […] Continue reading

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option

Cubans Wanting To Emigrate See The United States As First Option / Ivan garcia Ivan Garcia, 19 January 2017 — There are few things that spontaneously bring Cubans on the island together. For example, if the provincial team is crowned champion in the national baseball series, where, in between the infamous beer and a noisy […] Continue reading

Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island

Cuba Seeks to Have Defecting Physicians Return to Work in the Island / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 27 January 2017 — With notable determination, the Cuban government seeks to lure, or rather rope-in, physicians, nurses and other healthcare workers who have defected while serving on medical missions outside Cuba. To this end, it […] Continue reading

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants

Deciphering the new U.S. policies that affect Cuban migrants BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com From the streets of Havana to the Mexican border with the United States to South Florida, there was a new immigration reality Friday, the day after the Obama administration said Cubans would no longer be allowed to enter the United States without […] Continue reading

End of Program for Resettlement in the US Causes Anxiety Among Cuban Doctors Who Have Fled Missions

End of Program for Resettlement in the US Causes Anxiety Among Cuban Doctors Who Have Fled Missions / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 January 2017 — Thirty Cuban doctors met Friday in Bogota to protest the ending of the Cuban Medical Professional Parole (CMPP) program, which until yesterday allowed Cuban medical personnel […] Continue reading

Washington Closes The Escape Valve

Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com Two separate delegations with representatives from the United States and Cuba will meet in Washington and Havana to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims. The meeting in Washington, which begins Thursday and will run through Friday, is the […] 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

Cuba steps up campaign against U.S. immigration policies

Cuba steps up campaign against U.S. immigration policies BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com The Cuban government has never liked the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows Cubans who reach the United States to remain, but it’s stepping up its campaign against it as it struggles to hold onto human resources it considers crucial to the island’s economy. […] Continue reading

Pew Study – Post-Normalization Cuban Migrant Surge Getting More Dramatic

Pew Study: Post-Normalization Cuban Migrant Surge Getting More Dramatic By TIM PADGETT • AUG 5, 2016 Since the U.S. and Cuba normalized relations almost two years ago, Cuban migration here has surged. But a new study shows us just how dramatic that wave has become. In fiscal 2014, the number of Cubans migrating to the […] Continue reading

Prominent Holguin Physician “Escapes” Mission in Brazil

Prominent Holguin Physician “Escapes” Mission in Brazil / Juan Juan Almeida Juan Juan Almeida, 25 July 2016 — Although it is not the first case of a Cuban doctor suddenly abandoning his mission overseas, the desertion in Brazil of Dr. Alejandro Guerrero Gonzalez — a leading specialist in general medicine and a former director of […] Continue reading

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period?

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period? / Iván García Joel, a fifty-five-year-old engineer, remembers the summer of 1994 when, after finishing his day job, he came home to roast two or three pounds of peanuts. After packaging them in paper cones fashioned from the pages of school textbooks, he went out to […] Continue reading

The Cuban Adjustment Act Is Not The Main Cause Of The Exodus

The Cuban Adjustment Act Is Not The Main Cause Of The Exodus / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 4 July 2016 — The Colombian government labels the Cuban Adjustment Act “perverse” and calls on other Latin American governments affected by the flow of migrants from the island to pressure Washington to repeal it. […] Continue reading

Cuban Migration Crisis – Neither Economic nor Humanitarian

Cuban Migration Crisis: Neither Economic nor Humanitarian / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 June 2016 — About 400 Cubans who remained ensconced in front of the embassy of Mexico, in the city of Quito, Ecuador, demanding an airlift to allow them entry to the United States, were violently evicted from the place […] Continue reading