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Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration

Panama’s migration chief says the country is not closing the door to Cubans but to illegal migration BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA Javier Carrillo Silvestri, Panama’s head of migration services, is accustomed to order and hierarchy. So he is matter-of-fact when he says that his nation has nothing against Cuban migrants, but […] Continue reading

Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties

Cuba Warns of Human Trafficking Risk Due to Frosty U.S. Ties June 1, 2017, at 2:34 p.m. By Daniel Trotta and Sarah Marsh HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbors […] Continue reading

Acusan a guardias fronterizos de EEUU de rechazar extranjeros que piden asilo

Acusan a guardias fronterizos de EEUU de rechazar extranjeros que piden asilo ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com Nuevas acusaciones han surgido acerca de que funcionarios estadounidenses de inmigración siguen rechazando en la frontera con México a extranjeros que llegan en busca de asilo debido a persecución en sus países de origen. Esto se desprende de un nuevo […] 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

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest

Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico claim abuse by authorities following protest BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com A group of Cuban migrants detained in the southern Mexico city of Tapachula have accused authorities of beating and mistreating them after they staged a hunger strike — some by sewing their lips together — to demand their release. […] Continue reading

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final determination on their fate. Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and […] 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

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

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

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island

Leaving Cuba But Stranded on Another Island / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Miami, 25 January 2017 — They left Cuba before January 12 and are now stranded on the island of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela. They arrived with the advantage of not needing a visa, but they have lost hope of […] 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

Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum

Undocumented Cuban migrants now face voluntarily return, deportation or asylum BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com For decades, American immigration authorities have essentially greeted Cuban migrants who have arrived on U.S. soil without visas as if they were documented immigrants — detaining them briefly only for background checks and then quickly admitting them into the country with […] Continue reading

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

Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door

Obama Makes One Last Cuba Move Before He’s out the Door The Obama administration announced Thursday that it is scrapping the so-called wet foot, dry foot policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive in the United States without visas. The AP reports that the change had been negotiated for months between the U.S. and Cuban […] 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

Panama’s Darien Gap, a Mediterranean Without Boats or Headlines

Panama’s Darien Gap, a Mediterranean Without Boats or Headlines / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Panama, 23 October 2016 — If anything deserves to be called “tropical” it is the Darien jungle in the south of Panama. Humidity, mosquitoes and heat makes moving within the dense vegetation of the area a superhuman task. Through […] Continue reading

Ante crisis de los migrantes cubanos, ¿quién debe hacer cambios?

Ante crisis de los migrantes cubanos, ¿quién debe hacer cambios? ANDRÉS OPPENHEIMER aoppenheimer@miamiherald.com En momentos en que una nueva ola de refugiados cubanos está inundando América Central y la Florida, nueve países latinoamericanos han pedido al gobierno de Estados Unidos que termine con el estatus migratorio especial para los refugiados cubanos. Y, en parte, tienen […] Continue reading