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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

Cuban Doctors Stranded – Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia

Cuban Doctors Stranded: Can’t Travel to US, Cuba, or Stay in Colombia by CARMEN SESIN When Adrian Lezcano Rodriguez, a physical therapist from Cuba, was chosen to serve on a “mission” in the small town of Maroa in the Amazon rainforest of Venezuela, he knew he would defect. He would make his way to the […] Continue reading

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 6 February 2017 – Two dozen health professionals who abandoned their Cuban medical missions abroad arrived this afternoon at the Miami International Airport from Colombia. This is the first group to arrive […] Continue reading

Authorities rescue 10 Cubans allegedly kidnapped in Mexican border city

Authorities rescue 10 Cubans allegedly kidnapped in Mexican border city BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com A group of 10 Cubans who had been kidnapped while traveling from Reynosa to Nuevo Laredo in Mexico were rescued Wednesday, according to a high-ranking official from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ernesto Soberón, director of consular affairs at the ministry, […] 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

Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA

Cuba health professionals who had been stranded in Colombia are allowed U.S. entry at MIA BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com Two dozen Cuban health professionals who deserted from medical missions abroad arrived in Miami Monday afternoon on a flight from Colombia. Those in the group are among professionals who were stranded in third countries following […] Continue reading

For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain

For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The recent U.S. immigration policy changes first ordered by former President Barack Obama and then by sitting President Donald Trump have left a particular group of Hispanics caught in the immigration crossfire: Cubans. On Jan. 12, just a few days before […] Continue reading

Dozens Of Cuban Doctors Stranded In Colombia Will Travel To The United States

Dozens Of Cuban Doctors Stranded In Colombia Will Travel To The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 2 February 2017 — Dozens of Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia are preparing to travel to the United States on Monday after receiving a visa as part of the recently repealed Cuban Medical Professional […] 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

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

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

Cuba’s ‘deserting’ doctors fear losing the American Dream amid policy shift

Cuba’s ‘deserting’ doctors fear losing the American Dream amid policy shift jwyss@miamiherald.com BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com BOGOTA, COLOMBIA In a tiny house in a sprawling suburb of this capital city, a group of Cubans — all of them doctors, dentists and medical professionals — huddled around a television Friday watching Donald Trump’s inauguration speech, hoping […] Continue reading

Stranded – A Cuban doctor ponders life stuck between policies and politics

Stranded: A Cuban doctor ponders life stuck between policies and politics BY MARIO J. PENTÓN AND JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com BOGOTA, COLOMBIA When Elisabet Casero, a 26-year-old Cuban dentist, decided to abandon her assignment in Venezuela earlier this month, she knew the stakes. She would have to cross a crime-infested border to get to Colombia, forfeit […] Continue reading

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff

Cuban doctors get a new shot at emigration — if applications were submitted prior to cutoff BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com Hundreds of Cuban medical professionals waiting in third countries for permission to emigrate to the United States got a reprieve Thursday with a new announcement by the Obama administration: paperwork submitted prior to the […] Continue reading

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 January 2017 — Abandoned to their fate on islands, in jungles and at borders, thousands of Cubans have not recovered from the surprise measure of Barack Obama’s administration that frustrated the trip for which […] Continue reading