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48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US

48 Days: Photographer captures 8,000-mile journey from Cuba to the US By ALEX SCOTT Apr 27, 2017, 10:14 AM ET Lisette Poole There are currently more than 20 daily flights from the United States to Cuba. The 330-mile trip from Miami takes a little over an hour and helped fill the streets of Cuba with […] Continue reading

The Other Mariel

The Other Mariel / Iván García Iván García, 28 July 2016 — A woman with outlandish eye-glasses, reading a book in the back seat, and a sinewy mulatto who is chain-smoking and chatting up the driver on the approaching economic austerity are two of the six passengers in an old collective taxi that the chauffeur […] Continue reading

Cuban baseball stars, the Gurriel brothers, abandon team

Cuban baseball stars, the Gurriel brothers, abandon team By Nelson Acosta HAVANA (Reuters) – Two brothers from Cuba’s preeminent baseball family have abandoned a Cuban team traveling in the Dominican Republic, presumably to defect and later seek professional careers in the United States, official Cuban media reported on Monday. Yulieski Gurriel, 31, and Lourdes Gurriel […] Continue reading

Distrust and Fear Among Cuban “Land Rafters”

Distrust and Fear Among Cuban “Land Rafters” / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 10, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 7 December 2015 — For Jorge Echevarria, 25, it all started one morning in La Vibora, a neighborhood in south Havana, when a woman friend, through a telephone connection via the internet, put him in contact […] Continue reading

Ecuador, The Route to El Dorado

Ecuador, The Route to El Dorado / 14ymedio, Luz Escobar Posted on July 23, 2015 14ymedio, Luz Escobar, Havana, 17 July 2015 – Four years Ecuador has been the route of Cubans who want to reach the United States. For many it was the first step towards the El Dorado of the North. In recent […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Berlin Wall – Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks

Cuba’s Berlin Wall: Mines, Barbed Wire, and Sharks Thousands Die Seeking Asylum in Guantánamo Bay BELÉN MARTY JULY 15, 2015 AT 9:47 AM EspañolNilda Pedraza’s son, Iskander, is one of countless Cubans who have tried reach the US Naval Base in Guantánamo by water in search of asylum. She says Cuban officials shot and killed […] Continue reading

Cuban teen in the military returned to a certain death

Cuban teen in the military returned to a certain death BY HELEN AGUIRRE FERRÉHAGUIRREFERRE@GMAIL.COM 11/29/2014 2:00 PM 11/29/2014 7:00 PM Like most other 18-year-olds, Dayro Andino Leon was determined to find his own way in the world. For Dayro, that meant leaving his home and country. Living in Cuba’s police state was not what he […] Continue reading

History Repeats Itself With Cuba’s Migrants

History Repeats Itself With Cuba’s Migrants By FRANCES ROBLES  OCTOBER 9, 2014 3:00 PMOctober 9, 2014 3:00 pm Frances Robles is a correspondent in Miami. Her article today, about the influx of Cubans making their way to Miami on makeshift boats, is a replay of something she saw two decades earlier. I have been a […] Continue reading

13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas

Posted on Wednesday, 12.18.13 13 Cuban migrants detained in Bahamas BY JUAN O. TAMAYO JTAMAYO@ELNUEVOHERALD.COM Thirteen Cubans who left the island aboard a stolen fishing vessel were intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard and turned over to Bahamas authorities for likely deportation to Cuba, according to Coast Guard and other reports. Coast Guard spokesperson Marilyn […] Continue reading

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba

Raicel Iglesias Detained Trying To Defect From Cuba By Edward Creech [September 29, 2013 at 1:30pm CST] Right-hander Raicel Iglesias has been detained by Cuban authorities for attempting to defect, three sources have told Diario De Cuba (h/t Ben Badler of Baseball America). An employee of the Dirección de Deportes en Nueva Gerona confirmed Iglesias […] Continue reading

Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami

Posted on Friday, 09.21.12 Journalism in Cuba Granma journalist takes refuge in Miami By Juan Carlos Chavez jcchavez@elnuevoherald.com The news editor of the official Cuban daily newspaper Granma defected a week ago during a business trip to Mexico and is now living in Miami. Mairelys Cuevas Gómez, 27, traveled to Mexico authorized by the paper's […] 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

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