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Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama

Uncertainty whittles away hope for Cuban migrants stranded in Panama BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com GUALACA, PANAMA The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning’s quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only by the hum of insects […] Continue reading

Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island

Panama offers stranded Cuban migrants multiple entry visas if they return to island BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com PANAMA CITY, PANAMA The Panamanian government has a proposal for a group of Cubans stranded in that country: return voluntarily to the island, become self-employed entreprenuers known as cuentapropistas and, in exchange, obtain multiple entry visas and […] 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

Cuba – Last Chance to Leave for US

Cuba: Last Chance to Leave for US Washington-Havana détente means many are worried time is running out to seek a new life. By Fernando Donate Roberto Castillo’s finger glides over the map showing one of the possible routes he can take through Central America when he leaves Cuba. His final destination will be the United […] 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

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully

A Good Place for Killing Children and Living Peacefully / Dora Leonor Mesa Posted on July 23, 2015 In Cuba there are two ship sinkings that captured public opinion. One of them (1994), the ferryboat 13 de Marzo, was presented in 1996 to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (1,2,3). The other occurred years earlier […] Continue reading

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America

Why Cubans are still fleeing to America May 18th 2015, 23:50 BY H.T. A CURIOUS asymmetry exists across the 90-mile (150km) Straits of Florida that divide Cuba from the United States. This month American businessmen won permission from their government to start plush new ferry services to Cuba for the first time since the United […] Continue reading

Southcom wants to expand Guantánamo’s ‘balsero’ camp infrastructure

Southcom wants to expand Guantánamo’s ‘balsero’ camp infrastructure BY CAROL ROSENBERG CROSENBERG@MIAMIHERALD.COM 03/13/2015 9:30 AM 03/13/2015 9:30 AM The head of the U.S. Southern Command asked Congress on Thursday for $28 million to upgrade a pop-up tent city at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo that could be used in case of a Caribbean migrant […] Continue reading

Turbulent voyage – the Cuban baseball pipeline

Turbulent voyage: the Cuban baseball pipeline BY LINDA ROBERTSON LROBERTSON@MIAMIHERALD.COM 12/27/2014 7:57 PM 12/27/2014 10:10 PM The clandestine journey from decaying ballparks to major league stadiums can be treacherous, degrading and expensive for Cuban baseball players who risk their lives on sea crossings only to be auctioned off by smugglers demanding an exorbitant cut of […] Continue reading

The “Legal” Traffic of Cubans to the United States

The “Legal” Traffic of Cubans to the United States / Juan Juan Almeida Posted on May 8, 2014 Survival, reproduction, adaptation; there are many circumstances that force us to emigrate. It’s not a new phenomenon, but rather a sort of endless cycle. The journey of sailor of sails to the Cape of Good Hope confident […] Continue reading

Road to the major leagues from Cuba still a dizzying one

Road to the major leagues from Cuba still a dizzying one by Ray Glier @rayglier October 7, 2013 1:00PM ET Yasiel Puig is among emerging Cuban baseball stars, but their journey remains under political, economic pressure ATLANTA — Yasiel Puig’s parents, Omar and Maritza, were in attendance last week at Turner Field when their son […] Continue reading

Cuba migration change eases return for defectors

Posted on Saturday, 11.17.12 Cuba migration change eases return for defectors By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA Associated Press HAVANA — Sydney Gregory has never met her father, an Olympic silver medalist in fencing who defected from the Cuban team at a tournament in Lisbon in 2002 when she was 15 days old. But he recently rang from […] Continue reading

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely

Posted on Tuesday, 05.01.12 After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA — After controlling the comings and goings of its people for five decades, communist Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to lift many travel restrictions. One senior official says a "radical and profound" change […] Continue reading