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For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain

For Cubans stranded in third countries, few options remain BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com The recent U.S. immigration policy changes first ordered by former President Barack Obama and then by sitting President Donald Trump have left a particular group of Hispanics caught in the immigration crossfire: Cubans. On Jan. 12, just a few days before […] Continue reading

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump

Cubans Newly Blocked at U.S. Border Place Hopes in Trump By FRANCES ROBLESJAN. 22, 2017 NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico — She spent weeks hiking through the Amazon, crossing a crocodile-filled river. She scaled border walls, escaped from immigration detention in Panama and slept in a church. Broke, hungry and exhausted, she found refuge with indigenous people […] 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

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

Of Jails In Cuba

Of Jails In Cuba / Ivan Garcia Posted on October 14, 2014 For Saul prison is like his second home. He celebrated his 63rd birthday behind bars, fabricating cement and gravel blocks for a Cuban state enterprise called Provari, which makes everything from bricks, tiles and mattresses to insecticides and sells them for hard currency. […] 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

Many Cubans living abroad can’t return to Cuba

Posted on Sunday, 08.14.11 Many Cubans living abroad can't return to Cuba Havana has banned the visits of thousands of Cubans now living abroad. Raúl Castro has hinted their travel restrictions may ease.By Juan O. Tamayojtamayo@elnuevoherald.com Tampa teenager Melissa González wanted to visit her ailing grandfather in Cuba. But her travel agency told her that [...] Continue reading

The Crime of Illegal Exit

The Crime of Illegal Exitat 9:55 AM Friday, June 5, 2009 Yesterday, seven Cubans set out for the United States in a ricketyplastic foam boat, which began to fall apart in the water, and insteadended up in front of Havana's Malecon seafront boulevard (ironically,right next to the U.S. Interests Section). According to the AP, "a [...] 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