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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

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

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S.

Relatives in Miami wait anxiously to see if Cuban loved ones make it into U.S. BY CHABELI HERRERA AND ABEL FERNANDEZ cherrera@miamiherald.com Dozens of Cuban families in South Florida waiting for relatives without visas to arrive by land, air or sea were still trying to sort out what the abrupt change in immigration policy would […] 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

Two Miami men charged with organizing deadly 2008 voyage from Cuba

Two Miami men charged with organizing deadly 2008 voyage from Cuba BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com In June 2008, an overloaded boat with Cuban migrants capsized and two people lost their lives — an 11-year-old boy and a young woman. The official Cuban version of the event was that migrant smugglers deliberately sank the migrant boat […] Continue reading

Emigration – The Great Cuban Obsession

Emigration: The Great Cuban Obsession / Iván García One of the 8,000 Cuban migrants who, in January 2016, were stranded in Costa Rica and eventually were airlifted to El Salvador, where they managed to travel to Mexico and from there could cross the border and reach the United States, the ‘promised land’. Taken from El […] Continue reading

Two Cubans who had been ordered deported return to the U.S. by sea

Two Cubans who had been ordered deported return to the U.S. by sea BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com It is common for immigration agents to encounter undocumented immigrants who have returned to the United States after being previously deported. What is not common is for the agents to find Cuban immigrants who have received final orders […] Continue reading

The Ordeal of a Cuban Rafter

The Ordeal of a Cuban Rafter May 9, 2016 By Ivett de las Mercedes HAVANA TIMES — On Friday, March 4, a group of twenty-seven young Cubans set out from Bahia Honda, in the province of Artemisa, headed for the United States. They had built their vessel – approximately six meters long – together. They […] Continue reading

Leonys Martin, other players paid smugglers more than $15 million to

Leonys Martin, other players paid smugglers more than $15 million to leave Cuba, according to records The Dallas Morning News Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (33) thanks center fielder Leonys Martin (2) on his running catch to end the top of the second inning against the San Francisco Giants at Globe Life Park in […] Continue reading

Ecuador And Mexico Take Steps To Stem The Flow Of Cubans

Ecuador And Mexico Take Steps To Stem The Flow Of Cubans / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on April 13, 2016 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 13 April 2016 — Mexico will not operate more “air bridges” for now, nor will Costa Rica allow more Cuban migrants in its territory, at a time when some 3,500 Cubans […] Continue reading

Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba

Agent Arrested for Allegedly Smuggling Leonys Martin from Cuba The Associated Press by WILLIAM BIGELOW 20 Feb 2016 On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI arrested Bart Hernandez, an agent who has represented Cuban baseball stars, including Jose Abreu, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jorge Soler and Leonys Martin, on charges of human smuggling. The […] Continue reading

The Sad Ballad of Cuban Emigration

The Sad Ballad of Cuban Emigration / 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner Posted on November 21, 2015 14ymedio, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Miami, 21 November 2015 — Another stampede of Cubans. It happens from time to time. An editorial in Costa Rica’s La Nación offers a strong description of how the government of that country reacted: “First […] Continue reading

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse

Thousands of Cuban migrants stuck at Nicaraguan border in limbo amid political impasse Cubans travel across eight nations and 4,800 miles Border impasse with Nicaragua strands 2,000 Region’s foreign ministers plan to meet in coming days BY JIM WYSS jwyss@miamiherald.com LA CRUZ, COSTA RICA The slow-moving river of Cuban migrants heading to the United States […] Continue reading

Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela find themselves in limbo

Cuban doctors fleeing Venezuela find themselves in limbo jwyss@MiamiHerald.com BOGOTA, COLOMBIA Working in Venezuela, a country where they often had to wait in line for hours to buy food, even small gestures were welcome. So Félix Pérez, his daughter and two colleagues — all Cuban health workers sent there as part of the island’s foreign-aid […] 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

New Cuban arrivals seek asylum

New Cuban arrivals seek asylum US vows no policy change on migrants By: Tad Stoner | tstoner@pinnaclemedialtd.com 17 March, 2015 Washington will not change its “wet foot/dry foot” policy in the foreseeable future, U.S. Embassy officials said Monday, countering speculation among Cubans driving recent illegal emigration from the island state. Meanwhile, local officials said some […] 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