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For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants. For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse. BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com ALQUÍZAR, CUBA Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was […] Continue reading

Havana, Where Businesspeople Make Money So They Can Emigrate

Havana, Where Businesspeople Make Money So They Can Emigrate / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 2 June 2016 — While it is still dark outside, Nelson gets up, turns on the light and quickly gets dressed. He then goes to the kitchen, makes a cup of coffee and with his calculator starts balancing his books. Yesterday […] Continue reading

The Caribbean’s geriatric facility

The Caribbean’s geriatric facility MIGUEL SALES | Málaga | 19 Mayo 2016 – 11:48 am. In recent weeks some media outlets have once again underscored Cuba’s surprising demographic trends, pointing out that the country features demographic characteristics of a developed nation, but saddled by a Third-World economy. In that vein, the daily Granma, the Communist […] Continue reading

Cuba’s population expected to drop dramatically over the next decade

Cuba’s population expected to drop dramatically over the next decade By 2025, Cuba’s population is projected to drop to 10 million residents — down from 11 million — due to low fertility and birth rates, as well as high levels of emigrations, experts say. ABEL FERNÁNDEZ AND MARIO J. PENTÓN staff@InCubaToday.com By 2025, Cuba’s population […] Continue reading

The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check

The U.S. Needs To End Cuba’s Immigration Blank Check GUEST POST WRITTEN BY G. Isabelle Abad Ms. Abad is a Dominican-American writer, entrepreneur and contracts/business initiatives specialist in financial services. Amidst the bustling controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba, and the international pressures for the United States to end the embargo against […] Continue reading

Cuba – If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled?

Cuba: If it’s such a health superpower, why have thousands of doctors fled? A total of 1,278 Cuban medics fled to make use of a US parole programme for doctors in 2013 alone. “I LIVED IN Spain for 18 years but knew due to the economic crisis, I couldn’t continue my studies there. If I […] Continue reading

Cubans to rush to US amid a swirl of island rumors

Cubans to rush to US amid a swirl of island rumors Lenore Fedow A rising number of Cubans are fleeing for the United States as relations thaw between the two countries — not because they think it’s easier, but because they’re afraid that it will soon get a lot harder. Rumors are spreading across the […] Continue reading

What People Are We Talking About?

What People Are We Talking About? / Dimas Castellanos Posted on February 1, 2016 Dimas Castellanos, 18 January 2016 — A commentary on five foreign policy issues raised by the Cuban president, Raul Castro, on December 29, 2015 during the closing session of the National Assembly of People’s Power. 1. Since 2015 there have been […] Continue reading

In Cuba, there is nothing permanent except change,Cuba

Richard Feinberg | January 12, 2016 2:35pm In Cuba, there is nothing permanent except change Cuba Change is a complicated thing in Cuba. On the one hand, many Cubans remain frustrated with limits on economic and political opportunity, and millennials are emigrating in ever rising numbers. On the other, there is more space for entrepreneurship, […] 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

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

Migrants, Crises and Transnationalism

Cuba: Migrants, Crises and Transnationalism December 29, 2015 Haroldo Dilla Alfonso HAVANA TIMES — As the days pass, the thousands of Cubans stranded in Costa Rica as refugees and the hundreds who have gathered, destitute, in small impoverished towns along Panama’s pacific coast cease to make headlines in Cuba. The island’s official press mentions the […] Continue reading

The White House Wants To Stop Human Trafficking By Getting Baseball Players From Cuba

The White House Wants To Stop Human Trafficking By Getting Baseball Players From Cuba BY SAMANTHA PAGE DEC 24, 2015 11:34 AM As relations between Cuba and the United States warm up, Major League Baseball is hoping to avoid human trafficking of potential players by dealing directly with the communist government. MLB has asked the […] Continue reading

Cuban adjustment – Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America

Cuban adjustment: Migrants talk of hope, hardship, and why they’re coming to America Mike Clary Contact Reporter Sun Sentinel Recently arrived Cuban migrants on why they, and so many others, are leaving the island As a barber in Havana, Duniesky Herrera Matamoros made about $20 a month — barely enough to live on, he said, […] Continue reading

An End to Cuban Exceptionalism

An End to Cuban Exceptionalism 3 DEC 7, 2015 9:06 AM EST By Editorial Board Just as U.S. policy toward Cuba has changed, so must U.S. policy toward Cubans — specifically, those Cubans who find their way to the U.S. But the change in immigration policy, like the change in diplomatic policy, needs to proceed […] Continue reading

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica

The Stay of Some Cubans in Costa Rica / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 6, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 2 December 2015 — Just after 5:30 in the afternoon, night falls on the Costa Rican village of La Cruz, some 12 miles from the Nicaraguan border. It is a neighborhood of gentle slopes, clean […] Continue reading

Despite The Obstacles, The Point Is To Leave

Despite The Obstacles, The Point Is To Leave / Cubanet, Jorge Olivera Castillo Posted on December 3, 2015 Cubanet, Jorge Olivera Castillo, 3 December 2015 – We Cubans do not understand closed borders or other measures that try to keep us from arriving at the border between the United States and Mexico with the intention […] Continue reading