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“It’s Very Possible That I Will Try Again,” Says Rafter Repatriated To Cuba

“It’s Very Possible That I Will Try Again,” Says Rafter Repatriated To Cuba / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 6 July 2016 — Bearded, hungry and full of frustration, Walter Marrero Velazquez returned to the same island that saw him leave on a flimsy craft. On 20 May the group, consisting of 24 […] Continue reading

Cuban rafters stole boat to flee the island, Miami resident claims

Cuban rafters stole boat to flee the island, Miami resident claims A Miami resident claimed nine Cuban rafters stole his brother’s boat to flee the island. A woman identified as a relative of one of the nine rafters told Univision 23 that the theft charge was false. ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com The nine Cuban rafters who […] Continue reading

Ten Undocumented Cubans Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico

Ten Undocumented Cubans Found Off The Coast Of Puerto Rico / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 18 June 2016 — Puerto Rican authorities detained 10 Cuban migrants on the island of Mona, considered US territory in the Caribbean. Apparently the Cubans had landed there and so far all are in good health. The Puerto Rican police said […] Continue reading

Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack Obama’

Six Rafters Arrive in Florida on a Rustic Boat Named ‘Barack Obama’ / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 7 June 2016 — A group of six Cuban migrants arrived on Monday night along the coast of Lauderdale By-the-Sea, Florida, in a precarious craft, according to the local media. Among them was a pregnant woman who was treated […] Continue reading

Cuban Migrants Criticize The High Prices Of Airfares To Mexico

Cuban Migrants Criticize The High Prices Of Airfares To Mexico / 14ymedio, Mario Penton Cuban migrants stranded in Mexico wait to buy airplane tickets to Mexico 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 6 May 2016 — Accustomed to standing in long lines on the island, thousands of Cuban migrants stranded in Panama were waiting for hours Friday […] Continue reading

Legal action underway to allow lighthouse Cubans to stay in U.S.

Legal action underway to allow lighthouse Cubans to stay in U.S. A group of Miami lawyers is prepared go to federal court if 19 Cuban migrants who climbed onto a lighthouse seven miles off the U.S. coast are repatriated. At issue is whether the lighthouse is considered part of U.S. territory, giving the migrants the […] Continue reading

Increasing number of Cuban migrants are trying to reach U.S. by sea

Increasing number of Cuban migrants are trying to reach U.S. by sea If the Cuban migrant flow by sea continues at the same pace, total interceptions, sightings or arrivals during fiscal year 2015 may be surpassed before the end of the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. BY ALFONSO CHARDY achardy@elnuevoherald.com When the U.S. […] 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

Who shot 7 Cuban migrants? Wounded rafters say gunmen tried to steal boat

Who shot 7 Cuban migrants? Wounded rafters say gunmen tried to steal boat Authorities are trying to unravel the mystery Six of seven injured rafters were brought to a Keys hospital Two of the six told the story of an attempted raft robbery BY ALFONSO CHARDY AND SERGIO CÁNDIDO achardy@elnuevoherald.com When a Coast Guard crew […] Continue reading

Pregnant woman, husband tell of being shot while fleeing Cuba on raft to U.S.

Pregnant woman, husband tell of being shot while fleeing Cuba on raft to U.S. Mike ClaryContact Reporter Sun Sentinel Pregnant Cuban woman and husband tell tale of being shot as they board a raft for U.S. A pregnant Cuban woman and her husband prepared to launch what they called “our American dream” with relatives in […] Continue reading

Coast Guard – Nine Cuban rafters perish at sea; 18 survivors saved by cruise ship

Coast Guard: Nine Cuban rafters perish at sea; 18 survivors saved by cruise ship MARCH 19, 2016 12:13 AM A crude YouTube video went up Friday claiming to show a portion of the rescue The Coast Guard said 18 Cubans were saved, but nine others lost their lives at sea The survivors were headed to […] Continue reading

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip

18 Cuban migrants picked up at sea, Coast Guard learns 9 died on trip 18 Cuban migrants picked up by Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas Rescued migrants report nine other died during trip Friday, March 18, 2016. CHARLES TRAINOR JR A tragedy at sea after a group of Cuban migrants died trying to make […] Continue reading

U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants

U.S. Coast Guard repatriates 169 Cuban migrants Nine separate groups of rafters were taken to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba A total of 396 migrants have been repatriated in January jflechas@miamiherald.com The U.S. Coast Guard repatriated 169 Cuban migrants after picking them up in the South Florida Straits on Thursday. Nine separate groups of rafters were […] Continue reading

A Glance at Cuba in 2015

A Glance at Cuba in 2015 / Ivan Garcia Posted on January 6, 2016 Ivan Garcia, 2 January 2016 — Joel Castillo, 19, passed from expectation to frustration in 12 months. After graduating in 2014 in electronics from a technology school south of Havana, he still hasn’t been able to work in his specialty. “With […] Continue reading

Nearly two dozen Cuban migrants celebrate New Year with Florida Keys landing

Nearly two dozen Cuban migrants celebrate New Year with Florida Keys landing They came ashore just east of Key Largo, first known rafters to reach the U.S. this year A surge is underway, apparently, out fear that the U.S. will end the Cuban Adjustment Act A passerby in the Florida Keys took a photo of […] Continue reading

Distrust and Fear Among Cuban “Land Rafters”

Distrust and Fear Among Cuban “Land Rafters” / Ivan Garcia Posted on December 10, 2015 Ivan Garcia, Costa Rica, 7 December 2015 — For Jorge Echevarria, 25, it all started one morning in La Vibora, a neighborhood in south Havana, when a woman friend, through a telephone connection via the internet, put him in contact […] Continue reading

Door from Cuba Has Been Held Open

Door from Cuba Has Been Held Open Susan Eckstein on “special treatment” of Cuban immigrants 12.10.2015 By Sara Rimer Cuban refugees float in heavy seas 60 miles south of Key West, Fla. during the 1994 Cuban rafters crisis. AP Photo/Dave Martin, File In December 2014, President Obama announced a historic agreement with Cuban President Raul […] Continue reading