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Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants

Canada Studies A Petition to Award Refuge to Cuban Migrants 14ymedio, Miami, 13 May 2017 – The Canadian government has responded to a request for refuge made by the Democracy Movement on behalf of thousands of Cubans who were stranded at several locations in the Americas after the decision by the United States last January […] 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

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico

Exile initiative aims to help hundreds of Cubans stranded in Mexico BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ A group of exile organizations and volunteers are trying to help hundreds of Cubans who are stranded in Mexico following the end of the so-called “wet foot, dry foot” policy on Jan. 12. Vigilia Mambisa, Democracy Movement, WWFE La Poderosa radio […] 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

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change

Last Cuban doctor defectors arrive in US after policy change Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:30 am CET MIAMI (AP) – Yoandri Pavot applied just in time for a visa under a recently scrapped U.S. policy that had long welcomed doctors from Cuba who defected while on assignment in third countries. Pavot and other Cuban doctors […] Continue reading

Cuban immigrants facing humanitarian crisis near U.S. border, Tampa helping out

Cuban immigrants facing humanitarian crisis near U.S. border, Tampa helping out Non-profit sending non-monetary donations to help Isabel Rosales 3:28 PM, Jan 22, 2017 TAMPA, – A pair of wrinkled hands are proof of a long fight in escaping a regime. “11 years in an inferno. In hell,” said Oscar Rodriguez, a Cuban exile. For […] Continue reading

Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy for Cubans Eliminated

Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy for Cubans Eliminated / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 12 January 2017 – [Note: This is an extended version of an article that appeared earlier today.] The Obama administration ended the “wet foot/dry foot” policy that allowed Cuban citizens to stay in the the United States as long as […] Continue reading

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration on Thursday pulled the plug on a controversial policy for Cuban migrants — essentially turning the clock back on decades of preferential treatment for Cubans and making those who arrive without visas subject to deportation. The […] Continue reading

Cuban Adjustment Act or Upheaval Act

Cuban Adjustment Act or Upheaval Act / 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo 14ymedio, Rolando Gallardo, Quito, 14 December 2016 — I wake up and I see a report on the arrival of a group rafters on the coast of Miami. I’m surprised by the open declaration of one of them, who confesses having left Cuba in search […] Continue reading

Cuban Migrants Trapped In Panama Have Nowhere To Go

Cuban Migrants Trapped In Panama Have Nowhere To Go / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 August 2016 — After escaping deportation in Colombia, some 650 Cubans managed to cross the border through the Darien jungle area and are now in the Panamanian town of La Miel. They have been assisted by the […] Continue reading

Emigration – The Great Cuban Obsession

Emigration: The Great Cuban Obsession / Iván García One of the 8,000 Cuban migrants who, in January 2016, were stranded in Costa Rica and eventually were airlifted to El Salvador, where they managed to travel to Mexico and from there could cross the border and reach the United States, the ‘promised land’. Taken from El […] Continue reading

On tour of U.S., Cuban national baseball team suffers only one loss: a defection

On tour of U.S., Cuban national baseball team suffers only one loss: a defection Published June 29, 2016Fox News Latino The Cuban national baseball team, participating in its first string of regular-season professional games in the United States since 1960, experienced one big loss even as it won all seven games it has played so […] Continue reading

Hearing in lawsuit for Cubans who climbed Keys lighthouse

Hearing in lawsuit for Cubans who climbed Keys lighthouse A hearing is set in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of Cuban migrants seeking to remain in the U.S. after they climbed onto a lighthouse several miles off the Florida Keys. MIAMI A hearing is set in a lawsuit filed on behalf of […] Continue reading

Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations

Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations Jake Whittenberg, KING 11:53 AM. EST May 19, 2016 SEATTLE — Not everyone is ready to paint a rosy picture when it comes to renewed US – Cuba relations. Images of President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are drawing a mixed reaction from families who […] Continue reading

The Cuban Exile is Young, and It Hasn’t Died

The Cuban Exile is Young, and It Hasn’t Died / Somos+, Javier Martinez Somos+, Javier Martinez, 9 May 2016 — The Cuban exile is not dead. I am 28 and I live outside my country for political reasons, so I consider myself an exiled Cuban. The Cuban exile has not died, and will not die […] Continue reading

Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC 11:43 PM ET ESPN.com news services Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of […] Continue reading

No Senate vote for Marco Rubio’s move to stop welfare benefits for Cuban ‘refugees’

No Senate vote for Marco Rubio’s move to stop welfare benefits for Cuban ‘refugees’ He tried to strip Cubans of a special immigration status The status makes them immediately eligible for welfare benefits Some of them abuse the privilege BY PATRICIA MAZZEI pmazzei@miamiherald.com The U.S. Senate refused to vote Thursday on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s […] Continue reading