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Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy

Asylum case likely to set precedent for Cubans, following end to wet foot, dry foot policy BY NORA GÁMEZ TORRES ngameztorres@elnuevoherald.com An elderly Cuban couple is expected to remain in detention while a judge who presided over their asylum hearing Friday makes a final determination on their fate. Aquilino Caraballo and Georgina Hernández, 67 and […] Continue reading

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims

U.S. and Cuba meet to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims BY ABEL FERNÁNDEZ abfernandez@elnuevoherald.com Two separate delegations with representatives from the United States and Cuba will meet in Washington and Havana to discuss human trafficking and confiscated property claims. The meeting in Washington, which begins Thursday and will run through Friday, is the […] Continue reading

Border Agents Warn Of Increasing Illegal Immigration From Cuba

Border Agents Warn Of Increasing Illegal Immigration From Cuba Brittany M. Hughes While the vast majority of illegal border crossings remain concentrated at the Southwest U.S. border between the United States and Mexico, Customs and Border Protection is now warning of an escalating situation on another border front to the east: Florida. “U.S. Border Patrol […] Continue reading

Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continues into 2016

Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continues into 2016 BY JENS MANUEL KROGSTAD The number of Cubans who have entered the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced a renewal of ties with the island nation in late 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis of government data has found. The U.S. has since opened […] 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

Costa Rican police arrest 12, dismantle Cuban smuggling ring

Costa Rica broke up a Cuban-smuggling ring Smugglers had links in Ecuador, Colombia, Guatemala and Miami Cubans found will be deported to Nicaragua, and can continue to the U.S. BY JOSÉ MELÉNDEZ Special to El Nuevo Herald SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA The Costa Rican branch of a Cuban-smuggling ring that handled large quantities of money […] Continue reading

Rafters Prosecuted After Tragedy at Sea

Rafters Prosecuted After Tragedy at Sea / Yaremis Flores Posted on September 27, 2013 HAVANA, Cuba , September 25, 2013 , www.cubanet.org.- On September 4 , the Mayabeque Provincial Prosecutor accused Yaíma Nach Remedios and her stepson, Yasmany Torres Hernández, for allegedly convincing other people to illegally leave the country, in exchange for money and […] Continue reading

Rafters Defenseless Before the Whims of the Captain of the Port / Laritza Diversent

Rafters Defenseless Before the Whims of the Captain of the Port / Laritza DiversentLaritza Diversent, Translator: William Fitzhugh Julio Cesar Rifa and Roger Pupo Fariñas are completely without legal defense and they have no way to remedy this situation. There is no lawyer to be found who wants to oppose the Captain of the Port […] Continue reading

Cubans repatriated after three months in Cayman

Cubans repatriated after three months in CaymanPosted on Mon, 02/20/2012 – 05:23 in Local News The Cayman Islands government returned sixteen Cuban refugees last week who were forced toland on Cayman Brac back in November because of problems with their vessel. Two men, however, remain on the run. Fernando Figueredo and Rafael Hildalgo, escaped the [...] 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