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Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different

Why Cuba’s Brain Drain Looks Different MAY 15, 2017 BY MONIKA DONIMIRSKA COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Cuba is experiencing a brain drain, though it’s not the kind that forecasters were predicting when the long-closed country began opening its borders. It’s internal brain drain, says Rebecca Bellinger, managing director of the University […] Continue reading

Dozens Of Cuban Doctors Stranded In Colombia Will Travel To The United States

Dozens Of Cuban Doctors Stranded In Colombia Will Travel To The United States / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 2 February 2017 — Dozens of Cuban doctors stranded in Colombia are preparing to travel to the United States on Monday after receiving a visa as part of the recently repealed Cuban Medical Professional […] Continue reading

Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy

Cubans bemoan end of ‘wet foot, dry foot’ immigration policy ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JENNIFER KAY Associated PressJanuary 17, 2017 MIAMI (AP) — In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it […] Continue reading

Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants

Obama Eliminates Wet Foot-Dry Foot Policy For Cuban Immigrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Miami, 12 January 2017 –The Obama administration today put an end to the “wet foot/dry foot” policy, which allowed Cubans to obtain permanent residence one year after arriving in the United States, even if they arrive illegally, as long as they manage to […] 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

And the Cubans keep leaving Cuba

And the Cubans keep leaving Cuba By Silvio Canto, Jr. So far, opening Cuba to Americans is not keeping Cubans in the island or changing much of anything. On the contrary, it looks like more and more Cubans are heading out by whatever means they can find, from Ecuador to Nicaragua to Mexico or crossing […] Continue reading

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period?

Is This the Second Phase of Cuba’s Special Period? / Iván García Joel, a fifty-five-year-old engineer, remembers the summer of 1994 when, after finishing his day job, he came home to roast two or three pounds of peanuts. After packaging them in paper cones fashioned from the pages of school textbooks, he went out to […] Continue reading

Ecuadorian Police Evict Cubans From Quito Encampment

Ecuadorian Police Evict Cubans From Quito Encampment / 14ymedio 14ymedio, Havana, 6 July 2016 – In the early morning hours of Wednesday the Ecuadorian police intervened to evict Cubans from an encampment in Arbolito Park in Quito, and about one hundred migrants without proper documents were loaded into four buses to take them to trial. […] Continue reading

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador

Cubans March Against Raul Castro In Ecuador / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 6 July 2016 — Hundreds of people went to the Cuban embassy in Quito in Monday with the purpose of “repudiating” President Raul Castro and recent statements issued by the embassy in which they were accused of “seeking points” to […] Continue reading

Cuban Migration Crisis – Neither Economic nor Humanitarian

Cuban Migration Crisis: Neither Economic nor Humanitarian / 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya 14ymedio, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 29 June 2016 — About 400 Cubans who remained ensconced in front of the embassy of Mexico, in the city of Quito, Ecuador, demanding an airlift to allow them entry to the United States, were violently evicted from the place […] Continue reading

As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned

As Cubans rush through Texas, immigration policy questioned From February to May, about 4,000 Cubans crossed over the Rio Grande River into Texas’ westernmost city. As they settle across the U.S., a broader immigration debate has emerged over whether Cuban immigrants should still be allowed to simply walk into the country and automatically be able […] Continue reading

Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations

Families who fled not thrilled with renewed US-Cuba relations Jake Whittenberg, KING 11:53 AM. EST May 19, 2016 SEATTLE — Not everyone is ready to paint a rosy picture when it comes to renewed US – Cuba relations. Images of President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro are drawing a mixed reaction from families who […] Continue reading

El Paso diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants

El Paso diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso and across the border in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Two planes with at least 150 Cubans are expected to arrive in Juarez daily, resulting in about 3,500 or more refugees […] Continue reading

Diocese prepares for wave of Cuban immigrants

Updated 5:14 am, Friday, May 13, 2016 EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The first wave of what could become thousands of Cuban refugees have begun arriving in El Paso and Juarez as relations between the United States and Cuba continue to normalize and Cubans fear losing their special status as immigrants, officials said. A group […] Continue reading

Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants

Cuba-Mexico Agree on Return of ‘Illegal’ Migrants / 14ymedio 14ymedio, 4 May 2016 — The memorandum of understanding between the governments of Cuba and Mexico that governs migration between the two countries is now in force. The agreement allows, starting now, automatic deportations from Mexico to Cuba to “strengthen cooperation between the two countries in […] Continue reading

Florida-bound Cuban migrants rescued after 22 days at sea, a journey that killed nine

Florida-bound Cuban migrants rescued after 22 days at sea, a journey that killed nine Associated Press Nine Cuban migrants died at sea and 18 were rescued by a cruise ship after their 30-foot boat was found about 130 miles from the Florida coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The migrants were severely dehydrated when they […] Continue reading

Why are Cubans seeking to live in US special?

Why are Cubans seeking to live in US special? By Matt Welch Los Angeles Times Published: February 28, 2016 Now that the GOP presidential nominating contest is settling into a three-way race between a would-be wall builder and two guys whose families came from Cuba, a new immigration controversy is coming to the fore. Record […] Continue reading