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Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba

Cuban Couple Prefers to Face the Jungle Rather Than the Law in Cuba 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Panama City, 2 July 2017 – They managed to escape Cuba to leave behind traces of corruption and negligence that, according to Yudenny Sao Labrado and her husband Yoendry Batista, reflect the prevailing system on the island. From […] 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

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters

A Small Cuban Town Lives With The Anguish Of The Disappearance Of 13 Rafters 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 April 2017 — Juana Chiroles will never forget December 26, 2015. It was the last day she saw her son and her two nephews. As night fell the young men told her they were going to […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 49 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana. 13 March 2017 – Mexico’s National Institute of Migration (INM) reported in a press release that on Monday morning it repatriated 49 Cubans who were in the country in an irregular situation. At 7:30 a.m. (local time) they were sent on a Federal Police plane from […] Continue reading

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico

Mexican Police Rescue Two Cubans Kidnapped in Mexico / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 19 February 2017 — Two Cubans have been rescued from the hands of their kidnappers on Isla Mujeres, as the result of a joint effort between the Federal Investigation Police and agents of the Ministerial Police of the state of Quintana Roo. In […] Continue reading

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo – Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico

Extortions, Kidnappings And Limbo: Daily Life Of Cubans Stranded In Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 14 February 2017 — Hundreds of Cubans were stranded in Mexico after the Obama administration ended the wet-foot/dry-foot policy that favored Cuban’s immigration to the United States, but for the 90 who are detained at the […] Continue reading

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion and more

U.S.-bound Cubans stranded in Mexico say they are victims of extortion and more BY MARIO J. PENTÓN mpenton@elnuevoherald.com For some of the U.S.-bound Cuban migrants who are now at the Siglo XXI detention center in the far southwest Mexican city of Tapachula — and their relatives in the United States — a journey once filled […] 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

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

If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast

If Trump plans to help stranded Cubans, he’d better move fast fordonez@mcclatchydc.com BY FRANCO ORDOÑEZ fordonez@mcclatchydc.com WASHINGTON Time is running out for hundreds of Cuban migrants stranded on the Mexican side of the U.S. border who are waiting for any sign from President Donald Trump that help is on the way.  Many like Deyanira Parra, […] Continue reading

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants

Mexico Deports 91 Cuban Migrants / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Chiapas, 20 January 2017 — The Mexican National Institute of Migration (INM) issued a press release Friday stating that 91 Cubans had been repatriated to the island after the end of the wet foot/dry foot policy that would have allowed them to obtain […] Continue reading

Obama ‘screwed’ us, angry Cuban migrants say

Obama ‘screwed’ us, angry Cuban migrants say BY THE MANILA TIMES ON JANUARY 13, 2017 PANAMA CITY: “Obama has screwed all Cubans,” Yadiel Cruz, a Cuban in Panama bitterly told Agence France-Presse on Thursday upon learning the US president has suddenly made it tougher for migrants like him to get into America. The 33-year-old summed […] Continue reading

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States

A Sanctuary For Cuban Migrants On Their Way To The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 5 January 2017 — Dozens of Cubans take refuge every week in the shelter set up by the social ministry of Caritas in Panama to continue their journey to the United States. Although currently there […] Continue reading

Kidnapped by Human Traffickers

Kidnapped by Human Traffickers / 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake 14ymedio, Georlys Olazabal Drake, Florida, Camagüey Province, 19 October 2016 — At 29, like many of the young people here, Georlys Olazabal Drake fled the lack of opportunities in Cuba for undertake the risky journey to the United States. A member of the opposition movement Somos+ […] 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

The Ordeal of a Cuban Family Trapped in Panama

The Ordeal of a Cuban Family Trapped in Panama / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 1 September 2016 — Fernanda and Fabio do not know why they are far from home. They are six and three, but eleven months ago they left their kindergarten in Holguin, in eastern Cuba. They have suffered the […] Continue reading