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Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army

Police Raid Rafters’ Homes Looking for a Boat Stolen From the Army 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 26 April 2017 — Cuban police are searching for a boat stolen from the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and to find it they are raiding houses of former rafters, according to Solainy Salazar, whose husband tried to leave the […] Continue reading

The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’

The Treatment Of ‘White Coats’ 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Miami, 11 April 2017 – The treatment of blacks and the market in slaves brought from Africa developed by the European colonists has clearly been established as a crime against humanity before all contemporary civilized beings without the slightest doubt. It was a practice that “sold” human […] Continue reading

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump

Thousands Of Cubans Stranded Along The Continent Put Their Hope In Trump / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario Penton, Miami, 18 January 2017 — Abandoned to their fate on islands, in jungles and at borders, thousands of Cubans have not recovered from the surprise measure of Barack Obama’s administration that frustrated the trip for which […] Continue reading

Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet

Dry or Wet? Thinking with our Feet / Cubanet, Miriam Celaya Cubanet, Miriam Celaya, Havana, 17 January 2017 — The announcement of the end of the “wet foot, dry foot” policy, which gave Cuban immigrants the special privilege of remaining in the US without being deported, just by touching American soil, ended Thursday, 12 January […] Continue reading

End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented

End Of ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ Means Cubans Can Join Ranks Of Undocumented January 15, 20177:07 AM ET There’s a popular saying in Spanish — O todos en la cama, o todos en el suelo. It conveys a selfless commitment to equal treatment, and translates roughly like this: Either we all get the bed, or […] Continue reading

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed

The Drama of Hundreds of Cubans Who Have Their Bags Packed / 14ymedio, Mario Penton 14ymedio, Mario J. Penton, Havana/Miami, 14 January 2017 – Yeny Varela cried bitterly this Thursday when she heard on national television about the immediate end to the wet foot/dry foot policy. Repatriated to Cuba from Mexico after a long month-and-a-half […] 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

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas

Obama Ends Exemption for Cubans Who Arrive Without Visas By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and FRANCES ROBLES JAN. 12, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Obama said Thursday that he was terminating the 22-year-old policy that has allowed Cubans who arrived on United States soil without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency, an unexpected […] Continue reading

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas

Obama ends controversial policy that allowed Cubans to enter U.S. without visas BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com The Obama administration on Thursday pulled the plug on a controversial policy for Cuban migrants — essentially turning the clock back on decades of preferential treatment for Cubans and making those who arrive without visas subject to deportation. The […] Continue reading

It’s time to change Cubans’ special immigration status

It’s time to change Cubans’ special immigration status As a new wave of Cuban refugees floods Florida and Central America, the U.S. government should consider a letter by nine Latin American foreign ministers demanding that Washington change its special status for Cuban refugees, which they say encourages mass migration from Cuba. But Latin American nations […] Continue reading

Wake Up, America

Wake Up, America / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 11 August 2016 — Latin American governments who are closing their borders to the crossing of Cubans seeking to leave Cuba’s state slavery to reach the United States are complicit in the genocide that is increasing in the Straits of Florida, the only escape […] Continue reading

The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again

“The Cuban Nation Is Wounded, But It Will Laugh Again” / 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar 14ymedio, Reinaldo Escobar, Havana, 8 August 2016 – Everyone in the Versalles neighborhood in the city of Camagüey knows Bernardo de Quesada Salomon. Loquacious, restless and the founder of the Apostolic Movement, he has experienced intense months this year, especially January […] 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

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

The Cuban Adjustment Act Is Not The Main Cause Of The Exodus

The Cuban Adjustment Act Is Not The Main Cause Of The Exodus / 14ymedio, Pedro Campos 14ymedio, Pedro Campos, Havana, 4 July 2016 — The Colombian government labels the Cuban Adjustment Act “perverse” and calls on other Latin American governments affected by the flow of migrants from the island to pressure Washington to repeal it. […] Continue reading

Former Communist loyalist leads some 5000 U.S.-bound Cubans in Ecuador

Former Communist loyalist leads some 5000 U.S.-bound Cubans in Ecuador Some of his critics state that he was sent to Ecuador by Cuban intelligence to collect money for helping the Cubans emigrate to the United States, and then hand over the funds to the government. For others, he is a messiah trying to lead Cubans […] Continue reading

Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC 11:43 PM ET ESPN.com news services Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of […] Continue reading