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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

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

Legal action underway to allow lighthouse Cubans to stay in U.S.

Legal action underway to allow lighthouse Cubans to stay in U.S. A group of Miami lawyers is prepared go to federal court if 19 Cuban migrants who climbed onto a lighthouse seven miles off the U.S. coast are repatriated. At issue is whether the lighthouse is considered part of U.S. territory, giving the migrants the […] 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

There Will Not Be A Wave Of Physicians Returning To Cuba

“There Will Not Be A Wave Of Physicians Returning To Cuba” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Jeovany Jimenez Vega Posted on September 8, 2015 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Mexico, 7 September 2015 — Late last year, Dr. Jeovany Jimenez Vega decided to go to work in Ecuador on a private contract. From Guayaquil, where he works with […] Continue reading

“United States or Die” Demand Cubans in Veracruz

“United States or Die” Demand Cubans in Veracruz / Luis Felipe Rojas Posted on February 6, 2015 Rafael Alejandro Hernández Real, who says he was an agent of State Security in Cuba — infiltrated into the Eastern Democratic Alliance — in September 2014 chained himself in the Plaza Bolivar of Bogota, Colombia, and now is […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants protest detention in Mexico

Cuban migrants protest detention in Mexico 9:45 AM Friday May 16, 2014 TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) Fifty-nine Cubans migrants being held in a detention center in southern Mexico on Thursday threatened to go on a hunger strike if Mexican authorities don’t resolve their legal situation. Some of the Cubans protesting their detention in Tapachula, in southern […] Continue reading

Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses

Posted on Saturday, 08.31.13 Cuban arrivals from Bahamas allege beatings and sexual abuses BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The first Cubans to arrive in Miami from a notorious migrant detention center in Bahamas this month alleged Friday that guards regularly beat some of the male inmates and sexually abused some of the women. One of […] Continue reading

Miami group says Bahamas planned to return detainees to Cuba

Posted on Friday, 08.16.13 Miami group says Bahamas planned to return detainees to Cuba BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM The Bahamas government Thursday started — then stopped — the repatriation of 24 undocumented Cuban migrants, including eight who have been offered asylum in Panama, according to a Miami group that has been supporting the Cubans. […] Continue reading

Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas

Posted on Monday, 08.12.13 Cuban-Americans call off protests against Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — Cuban-American activists in South Florida ended a hunger strike and series of protests Monday over the alleged mistreatment of Cubans detained in the Bahamas. The Bahamian government’s announcement that it would conduct a formal investigation into the allegations coupled with […] Continue reading

Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas

Posted on Sunday, 08.11.13 Panama grants asylum to 19 Cubans held by Bahamas THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PANAMA CITY — Panama’s government is granting asylum on humanitarian grounds for 19 Cuban migrants who are being detained in the Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. Its statement said President Ricardo Martinelli made the decision to accept the […] Continue reading

Cubans to protest as cruise ships leave Miami for Bahamas

Posted on Monday, 07.15.13 Cubans to protest as cruise ships leave Miami for Bahamas BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Cuban exile groups are planning a series of protests as cruise ships leave the port of Miami for Nassau on Friday to highlight allegations that Bahamian guards are abusing Cuban and other undocumented migrants being held […] Continue reading

Cuban hunger strikers granted asylum

Cuban hunger strikers granted asylum Published on April 3, 2013 By Caribbean News Now contributor PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — Just days after photographs of four Cuban refugees detained in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) appeared in the media with their mouths sewn up as part of a hunger strike protest, three of […] Continue reading

Illegal Cuban migrants slip from Turks into Miami

Posted on Saturday, 03.23.13 Illegal Cuban migrants slip from Turks into Miami By Juan O. Tamayo jtamayo@ElNuevoHerald.com Sixteen illegal Cuban migrants have slipped out of the Turks and Caicos Islands as mysteriously as they arrived, and at least a dozen have been delivered to Miami by what authorities suspect is a people-smuggling ring. The Miami […] Continue reading

Unfortunate Plight of Cuban Migrants in Mexico Reported

Unfortunate Plight of Cuban Migrants in Mexico Reported MEXICO CITY – Some 250 Cubans have been detained in difficult, dubious conditions at the Tapachula migrant station in southeastern Mexico awaiting judgment on their legal status, the independent National Human Rights Commission, or CNDH, said. The commission, Mexico's equivalent of an ombud's office, said Friday in [...] Continue reading

Cuban migrants at Guantánamo base ‘broke rules,’ face restrictions

Posted on Tuesday, 02.07.12Guantanamo Cuban migrants at Guantánamo base 'broke rules,' face restrictionsBy CAROL ROSENBERGcrosenberg@MiamiHerald.com Nearly three dozen Cuban asylum seekers were confined to the Leeward side of the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Tuesday, no longer able to send packages to family across the minefield in a security crackdown at the U.S. migrant center [...] Continue reading

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2005

Cuba Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and LaborMarch 8, 2006 Cuba, with a population of 11 million, is a totalitarian state led by a president, Fidel Castro, whose regime controls all aspects of life through the Communist Party (CP) and its affiliated mass organizations, the [...] Continue reading