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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

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’

First Group of Cuban Doctors Arrives in Miami after the End of the ‘Parole’ / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Miami, 6 February 2017 – Two dozen health professionals who abandoned their Cuban medical missions abroad arrived this afternoon at the Miami International Airport from Colombia. This is the first group to arrive […] 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

The Mummified Corpse Of A Rafter, Witness Of The Migratory Drama

The Mummified Corpse Of A Rafter, Witness Of The Migratory Drama / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 19 January 2017 — A picture of the Virgin of Regla, the identity cards of two brothers and a mummified corpse of a Cuban moored alongside the remains of a raft is the only evidence that […] Continue reading

Washington Closes The Escape Valve

Washington Closes The Escape Valve / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 13 January 2017 — Matilde sold her home just two weeks ago to pay for the immigration route to the United States. Thursday, the hope of achieving her dreams burst when president Barack Obama put an end to the wet foot/dry foot policy that granted legal […] Continue reading

As Cuban migration surges, a woman in Pittsburgh offers shelter to her compatriots

As Cuban migration surges, a woman in Pittsburgh offers shelter to her compatriots Erika Beras, PRI’s The World © Erika Beras In the last few years, thousands of Cubans have left the island for South American countries. From there, they make their way north, trekking thousands of miles, hoping to get to the United States. […] Continue reading

Five bodies found along Keys; Coast Guard searches for missing Cuban migrants

Five bodies found along Keys; Coast Guard searches for missing Cuban migrants BY KEVIN WADLOW kwadlow@keynoter.com Five bodies have been recovered from Florida Keys waters or shorelines since Saturday, possibly victims of a capsized migrant vessel that left Cuba. None of the five – three men and two women – has been publicly identified. Three […] Continue reading

Cuba – Last Chance to Leave for US

Cuba: Last Chance to Leave for US Washington-Havana détente means many are worried time is running out to seek a new life. By Fernando Donate Roberto Castillo’s finger glides over the map showing one of the possible routes he can take through Central America when he leaves Cuba. His final destination will be the United […] Continue reading

Cuban migrants detained after landing on packed Florida beach

Cuban migrants detained after landing on packed Florida beach BY NICOLE HENSLEY NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12:05 AM Nearly a dozen Cuban migrants landed ashore with a rickety raft in broad daylight Saturday as beachgoers near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., watched and cheered on the weathered travelers. The migrants — nine men […] Continue reading

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing

For Cubans sent back to the island, home comes with a hard landing Nations throughout the hemisphere are clamping down on Cuban migrants. For those who end up back on the island, life often goes from bad to worse. BY JIM WYSS jwyss@MiamiHerald.com ALQUÍZAR, CUBA Like others who have gone abroad, Yoandy Boza Canal was […] Continue reading

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat

From Cuba to Miami by Providence and a homemade boat They formed a motley group: several farmers, a carpenter, a tattoo artist, a funeral home worker and a DJ who doubled as a distributor of the paquetes — the black market recordings of American and Latin American movies, television and news shows that are pirated […] 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

As U.S., Cuba normalize relations, time to change immigration policies for Cubans

Opinion: As U.S., Cuba normalize relations, time to change immigration policies for Cubans By Nelson Balido Published April 27, 2016 Fox News Latino Presidents Obama and Castro during a joint statement in Havana, Cuba, Monday, March 21, 2016. (AP) As state visits go, President Obama’s recent trip to Cuba was entirely normal, and that is […] Continue reading

Cuban Rafters Dressed In Police Uniforms Reach The Coasts Of Florida

Cuban Rafters Dressed In Police Uniforms Reach The Coasts Of Florida / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Posted on April 6, 2016 A video posted Monday on the social network Facebook shows the arrival of 26 Cubans to the Florida Keys, aboard a rustic raft. The recording, published by the user Jose Carrera, reflects the moment when […] Continue reading

52 migrants repatriated to Cuba

52 migrants repatriated to Cuba Twenty of the migrants were on a boat with six people who had serious gunshot wounds and stayed in the country due to receiving medical attention BY CARLI TEPROFF cteproff@miamiherald.com The Coast Guard on Wednesday repatriated 52 migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, including 20 people who were on a […] Continue reading